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Tim Waggoner

Autor(a) de Nekropolis

95+ Works 2,587 Membros 107 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Tim Waggoner teaches creative writing at Sinclair Community College and is a faculty mentor in Seton Hill University's Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program.
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Séries

Obras de Tim Waggoner

Nekropolis (2004) 269 cópias
The Thieves of Blood (2006) 170 cópias
Supernatural: Carved in Flesh (2013) 151 cópias
Temple of the Dragonslayer (2004) 131 cópias
Forge of the Mind Slayers (2007) 114 cópias
Supernatural: Mythmaker (2016) 110 cópias
Dead Streets (2010) 109 cópias
Like Death (1601) 99 cópias
The Sea of Death (2008) 97 cópias
Pandora Drive (2006) 81 cópias
Night Terrors (2014) 78 cópias
Darkness Wakes (2006) 66 cópias
Dark War (2011) 64 cópias
Return of the Sorceress (2004) 60 cópias
The Killing Time (2014) 53 cópias
Valhalla (2009) 53 cópias
The Nekropolis Archives (2012) 51 cópias
Alien: Prototype (2019) 45 cópias
Dark Ages: Gangrel (2004) 37 cópias
Dream Stalkers (2015) 33 cópias
Cross County (2008) 31 cópias
Lady Ruin (2010) 29 cópias
The Mouth of the Dark (2018) 29 cópias
The Forever House (2020) 28 cópias
A Shadow Over Heaven's Eye (2005) 27 cópias
Writing in the Dark (2020) 22 cópias
Deep Like the River (2014) 21 cópias
They Kill (2019) 19 cópias
Eat the Night (2016) 17 cópias
Your Turn to Suffer (2021) 17 cópias
The Winter Box (2016) 17 cópias
The Men Upstairs (2011) 15 cópias
The Last Mile (2014) 13 cópias
All Too Surreal (2002) 10 cópias
The Harmony Society (2003) 8 cópias
Defender (1999) 8 cópias
The Way of All Flesh (2014) 8 cópias
Teeth of the Sea (2017) 8 cópias
Protégé (2005) 8 cópias
Blood Island (2018) 8 cópias
Dark Art (2014) 7 cópias
Broken Shadows (2010) 7 cópias
A Kiss of Thorns (2017) 7 cópias
We Will Rise (2022) 6 cópias
A Hunter Called Night (2023) 5 cópias
A Strange and Savage Garden (2014) 5 cópias
Cemetery Dance Issue 54 (2006) 4 cópias
Beneath the Bones (2012) 4 cópias
Cemetery Dance Issue 52 (2005) 4 cópias
Cemetery Dance Issue 48 (2003) 4 cópias
Skull Cathedral 4 cópias
Some Kind of Monster (2020) 3 cópias
Dying for It (2001) 3 cópias
The Orchard of Dreams (2006) 3 cópias
Provider 2 cópias
No More Shadows 2 cópias
Heart's Wound (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Preserver 1 exemplar(es)
Cemetery Dance Issue 46 (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Cemetery Dance Issue 43 (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Lord of the Feast 1 exemplar(es)
The Midnight Watch (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Wombreaker (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Zombie Interrupted 1 exemplar(es)
The Last Warrior 1 exemplar(es)
Picking Up Courtney 1 exemplar(es)
All in the Execution 1 exemplar(es)
Soaring [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Brothers In Arms 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

100 Wicked Little Witch Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 276 cópias
Half-human (2001) — Contribuinte — 256 cópias
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 217 cópias
Twice upon a Time (1999) — Contribuinte — 210 cópias
Strip Mauled (2009) — Contribuinte — 128 cópias
Horrors! 365 Scary Stories (Anthology) (1998) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
Zombies: The Recent Dead (2010) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
Single White Vampire Seeks Same (2001) — Contribuinte — 119 cópias
Gathering the Bones (2003) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias
Merlin (1999) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
Faerie Tales (2004) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
Villains Victorious (2001) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
Elf Magic (1997) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
Alien Pets (1998) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
A Dangerous Magic (1999) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
Places to Be, People to Kill (2007) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Warrior Fantastic (2000) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
Apprentice Fantastic (2002) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Zombie Raccoons & Killer Bunnies (2009) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Shivers VII (2013) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
Vengeance Fantastic (2002) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Civil War Fantastic (2000) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Imaginary Friends (2008) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Zombiesque (2011) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Short Trips: Destination Prague (2007) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
In the Shadow of Evil (2005) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Ghost Trackers (2011) 47 cópias
The Book of Final Flesh (All Flesh Must Be Eaten) (2005) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Love and Rockets (2010) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Human for a Day (2011) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Army of the Fantastic (2007) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Spells of the City (2009) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Return of the Old Ones: Apocalyptic Lovecraftian Horrors (2016) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Classic Monsters Unleashed (2022) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
October Dreams II (Anthology) (2016) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Extreme Zombies (2012) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Streets of Shadows (1656) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The Truth Is Out There (2016) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Ashes and Entropy (2018) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Dark Faith: Invocations (2012) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods (2019) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Transformers: Legends (2004) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Masques V (2006) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Blood Muse: Timeless Tales of Vampires in the Arts (1995) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Best New Zombie Tales (Vol. 2) (2010) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Fantastic Tales of Terror: History's Darkest Secrets (2018) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Appalachian Undead (2012) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2 (2017) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Best New Zombie Tales Trilogy (Vol. 1, 2 & 3) (2012) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Literally Dead: Tales of Halloween Hauntings (2022) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Best New Vampire Tales (Vol.1) (2011) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Not Our Kind (2015) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Under Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow Sign (2021) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Plague Monkey Spam (2008) — Introdução, algumas edições11 cópias
C.H.U.D. LIVES!: A Tribute Anthology (2018) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 3 (2018) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Bruce Coville's UFOs (2000) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Attack From the '80s (2021) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Discoveries: Best of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2015) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Innsmouth Nightmares (2015) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Borderlands 6 (2016) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Between the Darkness and the Fire (1998) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Heroes of Red Hook (2016) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Cemetery Dance Issue 60 (2009) 6 cópias
Campfire Macabre (2020) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas (2021) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Noctum Aeternus 1 — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Dead Detectives Society #1 (2023) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Black Static 36 (2013) 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1964
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Dayton, Ohio, USA
Educação
Wright State University (MA|Arts|1989)
Ocupação
English professor
editor
newspaper reporter
Organizações
Seton Hill University

Membros

Resenhas

I'll let you guys guess which attracted me to the book first--whether it was the Zombie part or the Private Detective noir part. It was both honestly, but to be fair the Zombie part won me over first. Love me my Zombies!

In a literary world saturated with urban fantasy worlds another one may not seem like such a great thing. Been there, seen that, didn't that just get a movie made from it? Nekropolis though comes off less like its trying to be a fresh new urban fantasy and more like a noir that hey just so happens has supernatural elements! The main character, Matthew (and to be clear I don't often enjoy books with a male first person narrative) is a zombie but that doesn't give him super-advantages (other then immunity to pain and if a limb gets torn off he can probably have his friend Papa Chatha patch him up. Maybe. If something doesn't go horribly wrong) and he still has to do things the old fashioned way. Network. Talk to sources. Trail folks and look into the dirty laundry and garbage.

Nekropolis, as a city and book, is dark, dirty and teeming with every nightmare you can imagine and probably a few you haven't dare to. Honani, a genetically modified lyke (shapeshifter more or less), is a massive hulking monstrosity cobbled together from various animals (almost like a Chimera I suppose). Despite this, or maybe in spite of this?, Matthew is a good guy in the classic sense. Helps the down trodden, sets out for justice and doesn't use evil manipulations to get his way (underhanded or sneaky, possibly, but not evil).

As expected in a Noir-esque book there is a femme fatale, but some of her charm is tarnished since though Matthew admits had he been alive she would be a tempting handful, as a dead man...well he can only admire. And admiration isn't as easy to manipulate.

I liked that Waggoner (who I've read previously only once, a short story in Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies called 'Bone Whispers', which creeps me out still) didn't try to make this 'the most unique world ever', but instead tried to add layers to the worlds and creatures that exist already(vampires with holographic eyes playing a twisted board game...).

This was a surprising delight for me that made me glad I took the step to read it. Horror, as a genre, doesn't appeal to me that often, but I don't believe this is really a 'horror' book. It doesn't convey a sense that what Waggoner is writing is meant to give you nightmares and scared of the shadows. Chills perhaps, for a world similar to our own but obviously not our own, but not nightmares. Waggoner uses wit and irony to draw the reader in and engage their attention. Matthew didn't claim to be the smartest, or fastest, or best detective in the world, but he did get the job done and he cared, that's a win in my book.

From what I gathered this was once a novella length story (back in 2004 or so), then it got expanded to the current book it is and is the first in a planned trio of urban fantasy novels.

Once you finish the book, and before you start Dead Streets, check out this short story set between the two books "The Midnight Watch"
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lexilewords | outras 12 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |
This book has an original and interesting core plot, where nobody is safe, but I just felt like there was too much to absorb. There were so many characters and flashbacks it also removed any emphasis on any one particular storyline or character. And each time the scene changed it was difficult to get back into the flow, who was this character again, or when. Overall, the structure made it hard to feel a connection to any character, and therefore difficult to stick with. There's certainly some excellent weirdness, and plenty of gore, but it would have been better with either a smaller cast, or more emphasis on a small number with less detail on the others.… (mais)
 
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AngelaJMaher | Oct 26, 2023 |
This is a proper old school, nightmare inducing, horror story with some scenes that some readers may find distressing
 
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DebTat2 | outras 4 resenhas | Oct 13, 2023 |
I liked this novel more than the first one.

It was such a pleasure to return to Portland with the Grimm and Wesen. The characters stayed true to their nature as in the series.

I loved the plot, it was intriguing; keeping me glued to the pages.

One if these days I am going to start binging the series again.
 
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Aya666 | 1 outra resenha | Aug 3, 2023 |

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Membros
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