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Sidney Williams

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Sidney Williams is the author of thrillers including Dark Hours, Midnight Eyes and Disciples of the Serpent. Early horror novels include Azarius, Blood Hunter, Gnelfs and When Darkness Falls. He also penned three young adult horror novels under the name Michael August. Sidney worked for years as a newspaper reporter with varied beats that included crime and entertainment news. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and currently teaches creative writing.

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Gnelfs

3.75 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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Night Brothers

3.65 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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Midnight Eyes

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Azarius

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When Darkness Falls

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Blood Hunter

3.91 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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Soul Fire

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Fool's Run: A Si Reardon Novel

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Story Sent Out on the Tide

I finished a short story this week. I've been working mostly on Long Waltz, the sequel to Fool's Run, but I had a burst of creative energy spurred by a spurt of reading short stories.

It's nice when things come together. As in many cases, the story, or its essence anyway, had been on my mind a while.

It's a subtle and tight 1100 words and called "Strange We Should Meet Here."

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"Mr. Williams, I'm in! So in! Gimme more Si Reardon, Arch, Kenny and even Jael. I am team ANYONE who defies the odds and does right. I loved this story. The little heartbreaks, surprise, realism, struggle, truth; just absolutely engaging. I really do " Read more of this review »
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The ship came down from space. It came from the stars and the black velocities, and the shining movements, and the silent gulfs of space. It was a new ship; it had fire in its body and men in its metal cells, and it moved with a clean silence, fiery and warm.
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message 2: by Tom

Tom Blubaugh Hi Sidney,

Thank you for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


message 1: by Linda

Linda Atnip Thanks for the friendship!

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Linda


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