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John Collier (1) (1901–1980)

Author of Fancies and Goodnights

For other authors named John Collier, see the disambiguation page.

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Works by John Collier

Fancies and Goodnights (1951) 746 copies
His Monkey Wife (1930) 206 copies
The John Collier Reader (1972) 53 copies
Defy the Foul Fiend (1934) 46 copies
The Best of John Collier (1975) 26 copies
Presenting Moonshine (1957) 17 copies
The Devil and all (1934) 11 copies
Green Thoughts (1932) 10 copies
Tom's A-Cold (1933) 8 copies
Of Demons And Darkness (1965) 6 copies
Avon Bedside Companion (1947) — Contributor — 5 copies
Bird of Prey 5 copies
Pictures in the Fire (1958) 4 copies
The Devil's Children (1974) 3 copies
Man Overboard 3 copies
Elephant Boy [1937 film] (1937) — Screenwriter — 3 copies
Witch's money 3 copies
Little Memento 2 copies
Fallen Star 2 copies
Mary 1 copy
De Mortuis 1 copy
Rope Enough 1 copy

Associated Works

50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Contributor — 1,239 copies
The Dark Descent (1987) — Contributor — 716 copies
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contributor — 674 copies
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Contributor — 625 copies
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (1997) — Contributor — 503 copies
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983) — Contributor — 499 copies
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contributor — 427 copies
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Contributor — 366 copies
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contributor — 295 copies
Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves (1991) — Contributor — 292 copies
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contributor — 291 copies
Sympathy for the Devil (2010) — Contributor — 281 copies
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories for Late at Night (1961) — Contributor — 260 copies
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment (1988) — Contributor — 260 copies
Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (1968) — Contributor — 226 copies
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Contributor — 164 copies
A Science Fiction Argosy (1972) — Contributor, some editions — 163 copies
QPB Illustrated Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales (2003) — Illustrator — 155 copies
The Master's Choice (1979) — Contributor — 148 copies
The Sleep of Stone (1991) — Illustrator — 138 copies
A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (1981) — Contributor — 129 copies
The Universe (1987) — Illustrator — 115 copies
The Worlds of Science Fiction (1963) — Contributor — 112 copies
Werewolves and Shape Shifters (2010) — Contributor — 106 copies
Damnable Tales: A Folk Horror Anthology (2021) — Contributor — 98 copies
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contributor — 92 copies
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Contributor — 86 copies
13 More Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do On TV (1959) — Contributor — 82 copies
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Contributor — 79 copies
Magic For Sale (1983) — Contributor — 78 copies
Magicats II! (1991) — Contributor — 76 copies
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Contributor — 70 copies
The Playboy Book of Horror and the Supernatural (1967) — Contributor — 70 copies
Stories of Suspense (1963) — Contributor — 70 copies
Ross Macdonald Selects Great Stories of Suspense (1974) — Contributor — 69 copies
The Microverse (1989) — Illustrator — 66 copies
Space Mail II (1982) — Contributor — 64 copies
Famous Fantastic Mysteries (1991) — Contributor — 64 copies
Masters of Fantasy (1992) — Contributor — 63 copies
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Contributor — 60 copies
65 Great Tales of Horror (1981) — Contributor — 59 copies
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contributor — 59 copies
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Contributor — 56 copies
The Supernatural Reader (1953) — Contributor — 54 copies
The Century's Best Horror Fiction Volume 1 (2011) — Contributor — 51 copies
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Contributor — 51 copies
Chillers for Christmas (1989) — Contributor — 49 copies
Alfred Hitchcock's Fear and Trembling (1948) — Contributor — 49 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 10th Series (1961) — Contributor — 48 copies
Point of Departure (1967) — Contributor — 46 copies
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Contributor — 45 copies
The Young Oxford Book of Nasty Endings (1997) — Contributor — 42 copies
Modern Short Story Classics of Suspense (1968) — Author — 41 copies
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Contributor — 39 copies
The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction (1943) — Contributor — 39 copies
Stories Selected from The Unexpected (1948) — Author — 38 copies
Seaserpents! (1989) — Contributor — 37 copies
The Graveyard Reader (1958) — Contributor — 36 copies
Night Shadows: Twentieth-Century Stories of the Uncanny (2001) — Contributor — 29 copies
Famous and Curious Animal Stories (1982) — Contributor — 29 copies
Human? (1954) — Contributor — 29 copies
Stories for the Dead of Night (1957) — Contributor — 27 copies
The Bedside Playboy (1963) — Contributor — 23 copies
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (1986) — Contributor — 23 copies
Masterpieces of Mystery: The Fifties (1976) — Contributor — 22 copies
The Best Horror Stories (1977) — Contributor — 22 copies
And the Darkness Falls (1946) — Contributor — 21 copies
Sylvia Scarlett [1935 film] (1935) — Screenwriter — 20 copies
Twentieth-Century American Short Stories: An Anthology (1975) — Contributor — 17 copies
ROOTS OF EVIL: BEYOND THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS (1976) — Contributor — 17 copies
Tales of Love and Horror (1961) — Contributor — 16 copies
20th Century American Short Stories, Volume 1 (1995) — Contributor — 16 copies
The War Lord [1965 film] (1965) — Screenwriter — 13 copies
31 Stories (1960) — Contributor — 12 copies
In the Dead of Night (1961) — Contributor — 11 copies
Deception [1946 film] (1946) — Screenplay — 11 copies
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Contributor — 11 copies
Tales for Males (1945) — Contributor — 10 copies
The Red Brain (1961) — Contributor — 9 copies
Murder Without Tears (1946) — Contributor — 9 copies
Cries of Terror (1976) — Contributor — 9 copies
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Contributor — 9 copies
Best Animal Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1979) — Contributor — 8 copies
Uncanny Tales of Unearthly and Unexpected Horrors (1983) — Contributor — 8 copies
The scandal and credulities of John Aubrey (2010) — Editor, some editions — 8 copies
Demonic, Dangerous, and Deadly: An Anthology (1983) — Contributor — 8 copies
13 Ways to Kill a Man (1966) — Contributor — 7 copies
Murder for the Millions (1946) — Contributor — 7 copies
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Contributor — 7 copies
Dealers Choice: The Worlds Greatest Poker Stories (1955) — Contributor — 6 copies
American Crime Stories (1991) — Contributor — 5 copies
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contributor — 5 copies
Strange Desires (1954) — Contributor — 5 copies
Elephant dance (2013) — Introduction — 5 copies
Breakdown and Other Thrillers — Contributor — 4 copies
Huivering wekken : 26 onthutsende verhalen (1982) — Contributor — 4 copies
Sechsundreißig mal Gänsehaut (1984) — Author — 4 copies
Thrillers, Chillers & Killers (1979) — Contributor — 4 copies
The Best Short Short Stories from Collier's (1948) — Contributor — 3 copies
The Furnival book of short stories (1932) — Contributor — 3 copies
Vader is de beste — Author — 3 copies
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contributor — 2 copies
Historier fra andre verdener — Contributor — 2 copies
The Bedside Bonanza (1944) — Contributor — 2 copies
American Aphrodite (Volume Four, Number Thirteen) (1954) — Contributor — 2 copies
Husbands and Lovers (1949) — Contributor — 2 copies
Ellery Queen's 1966 Anthology — Contributor — 1 copy
Rosanna McCoy [1949 film] — Writer — 1 copy
Best Crime Stories 2 — Contributor — 1 copy
Murder for Christmas [audio abridgement] (1989) — Contributor — 1 copy

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#482 in our old book database. Not rated.
 
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villemezbrown | 12 other reviews | Oct 10, 2023 |
https://fromtheheartofeurope.eu/blackpool-remembered-ed-john-collier/

I remember going to the Doctor Who exhibition in Blackpool in 1977, when I would have been ten; it was a subterranean chamber full of Doctor Who monsters, and I bought the new novelisation of The Dalek Invasion of Earth, the very first Doctor Who book that I bought for myself. My memories of exactly what was on display are dim.

Not so for the contributors to Blackpool Remembered, a lovely full-colour commemoration of the exhibition which ran from 1974 to 1984. There’s a loving recreation of the exhibition space, which was updated each year to bring in more recent monsters – and these were genuine BBC props, with only a couple of Daleks specially made for Blackpool. There are extensive memories by fans who kept more careful notes and photographs than I did, including a couple who have gone on to become bigger names in the Whoniverse, such as Steve Cole and Matt Fitton. It’s a great example of how to reconstruct a purely physical and temporary display space after almost four decades.

There is a great interview with Julie Jones, the Doctor Who production office staffer who masterminded the whole thing; but disappointingly, we don’t get much from the female fan perspective. Lots of mums and sisters and a few girlfriends appear in the photographs; I don’t think we hear directly from any of them. I guess that reflects the resources available to the editor, but it’s an unfortunate gap. (Also everyone seems to be white.)

Still, it’s a lovely production.
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nwhyte | Aug 27, 2023 |
Did not finish, because they are stories and i am doling them out as they are so much fun. Always dark takes on common folks- usually with a murder or two thrown in in a light hearted way. Example: 1st story (i think). Man is visited by 2 friends in a quiet town. They wonder where the wife is... strange that she is gone in the circs - he is digging the basement in an odd way (why?) and is evasive. Friends chat with him more or less forgiving him for murdering the wife because she is a notorious philanderer all about town casting great shame on the husband man. Finally they leave and the wife returns. The man casually invites the wife downstairs - to the basement - to show her something..... the end. Pretty delicious and so it goes - packed with witty murders and misanthropy.… (more)
 
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apende | 12 other reviews | Jul 12, 2022 |
A collection of too clever strange stories in the [a:Charles Beaumont|246684|Charles Beaumont|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1306872680p2/246684.jpg] or [a:Saki|6076026|Saki|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1366003885p2/6076026.jpg] vein that work a few times but not enough to boost this into four star territory. Part of the problem is the dating of the context of the story makes the payoff often seem weak to more modern, dare I say it, sophisticated readers. There are a few classics like, Thus I Refute, Beelzy, Evening Primrose, and Green Thoughts, but just not enough of the good stuff to carry it into the four star cosmos. Not enough that will still be enjoyed 50 years from now. Enjoyable for the wry chuckle before bed.

Beautifully produced by Tartarus Press.
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