Gary A. Braunbeck is a prolific horror/fantasy/mystery/science fiction writer. He was born in Newark, Ohio in the early '60s. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Over 200 of his short stories have been published in magazines and anthologies (he is a frequent contributor to anthologies edited by Martin Greenberg) In 2003, his story "Duty" won a Bram Stoker Award. In 2006, his story "We Now Pause For Station Identification" also won a Stoker. His work has been nominated for the British Fantasy Award and the International Horror Guild Award as well.

Since this writeup was first posted, he has become a user here at E2; for some of his work, visit his homenode.

He has also authored many longer works, including the novels Time Was, In Hollow Houses, The Indifference of Heaven and This Flesh Unknown and the collections Things Left Behind, Sorties, Cathexies, and Personal Effects, and Escaping Purgatory (the last a collaboration with noted horror artist Alan Clark).

Braunbeck describes himself as a "recovering Catholic" and he is a huge fan of The Who (he is often seen wearing a black Quadrophenia baseball cap). He gets many of the ideas for his horror stories (which are often set in Cedar Hill, Ohio) from his nightmares.


Partial Bibliography

Novels

  • In Silent Graves, Leisure Books, 2004
  • This Flesh Unknown, Foggy Windows Books, 2001
  • The Indifference of Heaven, Obsidian Press, May 2000
  • DARK MATTER #1: In Hollow Houses, Wizards of the Coast Books, August 2000
  • Times Was: Isaac Asimov's I-Bots (written with Steve Perry; HarperPrism, July, 1998

Collections

  • Graveyard People: The Collected Cedar Hill Stories, Volume 1, Earthling Publications, 2003
  • Things Left Behind; CD Publications, July, 1997; Nominated for The Horror Writers' Association Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Collection; also nominated for the International Horror Guild Award for Best Collection
  • Escaping Purgatory (Collaboration with Alan M. Clark), IFD Publishing, Feb/March, 2001
  • Sorties, Cathexes, and Personal Effects (CD-ROM collection), Lone Wolf Publications, Summer, 2000

Serials

  • "Mr. Hands"; Cemetery Dance Magazine; April 1999-May 2000

Short Fiction

  • "After the Elephant Ballet" Heaven Sent, ed. Peter Crowther & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1995 : Reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Ninth Annual Collection, ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, St. Martin's, 1996
  • "Adhumbia" The Conspiracy Files ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Scott H. Urban, DAW, 1998
  • "Afterthoughts" After Hours Fall 1990
  • "A Leg Up or The Constant Tin Soldier (Gonzo Version)" Twice Upon a Time, edited by Denise Little, DAW Books, 1999
  • "All But the Ties Eternal" Masques #3, ed. J. N. Williamson, 1989
  • "All Over, All Gone, Bye-Bye" After Hours Win 1990 Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "All the Unlived Moments" Future Crimes, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers, DAW, August, 1999
  • "Amymone's Footsteps" Twilight Zone's Night Cry Fall 1986
  • "And Now There Is No Place to Look" Eldritch Tales #21 1989
  • "At Eternity's Gate" A Dangerous Magic, edited by Denise Little, DAW Books, 1998
    "The Ballad of the Side Street Wizard" Merlin, ed. By Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books, September, 1999
  • "The Big Hollow" (co-written with Alan M. Clark), Escaping Purgatory, IFD Books, March, 2001 "Bloody Sam" Celebrity Vampires, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1995 Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "Bright Be the Face" Warrior Fantastic, John Helfer and Martin H. Greenberg, editors. DAW Books, 2001.
  • "But Somewhere I Shall Wake" White House Horrors, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1996
  • "By Civilized Means" Cemetery Dance Spr 1992; reprinted in Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "The Cat's-Paw Affair" Danger in D.C.: Cat Crimes Goes to Washington ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Ed Gorman, Donald I. Fine, 1993
  • "Chow Hound" Dead of Night Spr/Sum 1993; reprinted in Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "The Circus of Central Motion" Escaping Purgatory, IFD Books, March, 2001
  • "The Clotted Frets of Daedalus" Grue #12 1991
  • "Comfort the Lonely Light" Phantoms, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Rosalind M. Greenberg, DAW, 1989
  • "Consolation Prize" Perchance to Dream, ed. Denise Little and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books
  • "Curtain Call" Dracula in London, ed. By P.N. Elrod, Daw Books
  • "Cyrano" Frankenstein: The Monster Wakes, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1993; Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "Dead Hearts and Rag Dolls" After Hours Fall 1993 Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "A Death in the Day Of" The Horror Show Win 1987
  • "Dirty Movies" Eldritch Tales #16 1988
  • "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me" Eldritch Tales #25 1991
  • "Down in Darkest Dixie Where the Dead Don't Dance" Mardi Gras Madness
  • "The Dreaded Hobblobs" The Earth Strikes Back, ed. Richard Chizmar, Ziesing, 1994
  • "Drowning with Others" Tombs, Edward E. Kramer & Peter Crowther, White Wolf, 1995 ; heavily revised and reprinted in Imagination Fully Dilated: The Literated Works of Alan M. Clark, CD Publications, August, 1998; also in Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "The Eater of Filth" Monster Brigade 3000, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, Ace, 1996
  • "The Envelopes, Please" Cat Crimes Takes a Vacation, ed. Greenberg/Gorman, Donald I. Fine, 1995
  • "Epithalamium" Aberrations #20 1994
  • "Erosion Road" 365 Scary Stories, Barnes and Noble Books, 1997
  • "For Want of a Smile" Not One of Us Oct 1991
  • "The Friendless Bodies of Unburied Men" Cemetery Dance Spr 1996
  • "From Childhood's Hour I Have Not Been" Eldritch Tales #12 1986
  • "From the Books of Alice Redfearn: A Didactic Parable" Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "Geoff #1: Dreams and Permanence" Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "Geoff #2: Frozen Mammoth" Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "The Guilting of Rowan Byrne" Not One of Us April 1993
  • "Haceldama" Cemetery Dance Fall 1993; reprinted in The Best of Cemetery Dance, CD Publications, June, 1998; Tenebres (France), July, 2000
  • "A Host of Shadows" (co-written with Alan M. Clark), Midnight Hour Magazine, Nov. 1999; revised for and reprinted in Escaping Purgatory, IFD Books, March, 2001
  • "I'll Play the Blues for You" Subterranean Gallery, edited by William Schafer
  • "In the Directions of Summer's Coming" Escaping Purgatory, IFD Books, March, 2001
  • "I Never Spent the Money" Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "In Hollow Houses" HWA Presents: Whitley Strieber's ALIENS; reprinted in Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "In the Lowlands" Cat Crimes Goes to Court
  • "Iphigenia" Deathrealm Fall/Win 1991; heavily revised, alternate version published in Dark Whispers, ed. By Ivan S. Graves, Hardshell Word Factory, October, 1998
  • "I Suppose This Makes Me Sancho" Cat Crimes for the Holidays ed. By Greenberg/
    Gorman, Donald I. Fine, 1997
  • "Just Like Mom Used to Make" Murder Most Delicious ed. Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1995; revised and reprinted in Blowout in Little Man Flats and Other Spine-Tingling Stories of Murder in the West, ed. Billie Sue Mosiman and Martin H. Greenberg, Rutledge Hill Press, 1998
  • "Kite People" First Contact, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff, DAW, 1997
  • "Mail-Order Annie" Cat Crimes Through History, ed. Gorman/Greenberg
  • "The Marble King" Elf Magic, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1997
  • "Matters of Family" Not One of Us Aug 1989; reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection, ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, St.Martin's, 1990; also reprinted in territoires de l'inquitetude, Editions Denoël, Paris
  • "The Moral Lesson of Second-Hand Smoke" Outside the Cage, MMP Books
  • "Natural Enemies" The Tome Sum 1992
  • "News From the Long Mountains" (written with Lucy A. Snyder) Civil War Fantastic, edited by Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books
  • "Ol' Jack's Cathedral" The Blood Review Oct 1990
  • "One Brown Mouse" Alien Abductions, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers, DAW Books, October, 1999
  • "Point of Contraction" Starfall, ed. By Martin H. Greenberg, TSR Books, 1999
  • "The Rabbit Within" Fantastic Alice, ed. Margaret Weis & Martin H. Greenberg, Ace, 1995
  • "Rag Dolls" After Hours Fall 1993; also known as "Dead Hearts and Rag Dolls" (Things Left Behind)
  • "Redemption Inc." Future Net, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff, DAW, 1996
  • "Resurrection Joe" Once Upon a Crime: Mysterious Fairy Tales ed. Gorman/
    Greenberg, Berkley, 1998
  • "Rights of Memory" New Amazons ed. Margaret Weis, DAW Books, Feb. 2000
  • "Rose of Sharon" Careless Whispers, ed. By Ed Gorman Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "Safe" HWA Presents: Robert Bloch's PSYCHOS, CD Publications, 1997; reprinted in Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997 (in heavily revised version entitled "Searching for Survivors"); reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Eleventh Annual Collection ed. Ellen Datlow & Teri Windling; reprinted in The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 edited by Otto Penzler, Houghton Mifflin Books, 1999 and The Year's Finest Mystery and Suspense Stories, edited by Ed Gorman, Subterranean Press, May 2000
  • "Saviour" Cemetery Dance Sum 1991; reprinted in The Best of Cemetery Dance, ed. By Richard Chizmar, CD Publications, June 1998
  • "Searching for Survivors", Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "The Sisterhood of Plain-Faced Women" Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997;
    reprinted (in heavily revised version) in Imagination Fully Dilated 2: The Further Literated Works of Alan M. Clark, edited by Elizabeth Engstrom, IFD Publishing
  • "Small Song" Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997; Revised version appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April, 1999; Reprinted in The Year's best Fantasy and Horror, 13th Annual Edition, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, St. Martin's press, August, 2000
  • "Some Touch of Pity" Werewolves, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1995
    Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "A Song for No One's Mourning" Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar, ed. Mercedes Lackey, DAW, 1997
  • "A Sort of Homecoming: I. Geoff #3: Actualization; II. Hoopsticks" Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "The Still-Life Drama of Passing Cars" (written with Lucy A. Snyder), Bedtime Stories to Darken Your Dreams, edited by Bruce Holland Rogers, IFD Publishing, September, 1999
  • "Subtext" Cemetery Dance Spr 1994
  • "Teacher" The Splendour Falls, ed. Erin E. Kelley, White Wolf, 1995
  • "ThenAgain" Alien Pets, edited by Denise Little, DAW Books, 1998
  • "Time Heals" Scare Care, ed. Graham Masterton, Tor, 1989; reprinted in territoires de l'inquietude 2, Editions Denoeil, Paris
  • "To His Children in Darkness" Cemetery Dance Fll 1990; reprinted in Quick Chills II, ed. Robert Morrish & Peter Enfantino, Deadline Press, 1992
  • "Union Dues" Borderlands 4, ed. Thomas F. Monteleone, Borderlands Press, 1994
    Things Left Behind, CD Publications, 1997
  • "When the Child Screams and Looks Back at You" The Fortune Teller, ed. Lawrence Schimel & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1997
  • "Who Am a Passerby" Present Tense, Past Lives, edited by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, ACE Science Fiction, November, 1999
  • "Within a Dark Wood" The Blood Review Apr 1990

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