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Ryan, Alan

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author, Editor.

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(1943-2011) US author, principally of Horror, and anthology editor who began to publish work of genre interest with "Dragon Story" in Chrysalis 2 (anth 1978) edited by Roy Torgeson. His anthologies include the Religion-themed Perpetual Light (anth 1982), Night Visions 1 (anth 1984) – inaugurating the Night Visions sequence continued by other editors including Charles L Grant and George R R Martin – and the Vampire-themed Vampires (anth 1987; vt The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories 1988). [DRL]

Alan Peter Ryan

born New York, 17 May 1943

died Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 3 June 2011


  • Panther (New York: New American Library/Signet Books, 1981) [pb/Tom Hallman]
  • The Kill (New York: Tor/Pinnacle, 1982) [pb/Jill Bauman]
  • Dead White (New York: Tor, 1983) [pb/]
  • Cast a Cold Eye (Arlington Heights, Illinois: Dark Harvest, 1984) [hb/Jill Bauman]
  • Amazonas (Baltimore, Maryland: Cemetery Dance Publications, 2012) as Alan Peter Ryan [coll: hb/Tomislav Tikulin]
  • A Pilgrimage of Swords (Burton, Michigan: Subterranean Press, 2019) [hb/Didier Graff]


works as editor


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