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I. PUBLISHING HISTORY

A. FICTION -- NOVELS IN ENGLISH & TRANSLATION

A LIVELY GAME OF DEATH: Saturday Review Press, NY 1972
Ibid., British edition: Arthur Barker Ltd., London 1974
Ibid., German edition: Goldmann Verlag, Munich 1974
Ibid., On-demand paper edition: Wildside Press 2000
THE GRAND OLE OPRY MURDERS: Sat. Review Press/​Dutton, NY '74
Ibid., book club edition: The Mystery Guild, NY 1974
Ibid., mass paper edition: Ballantine Books, NY 1975
Ibid., German edition: Goldmann Verlag, Munich 1975
Ibid., retitled THE COUNTRY MUSIC MURDERS, On-demand paper edition: Wildside Press 2000
BULLETS FOR MACBETH: Sat. Review Press/​Dutton, NY 1976
Ibid., book club edition: The Mystery Guild, NY 1976
Ibid., British edition: Robert Hale, London 1978
Ibid., On-demand paper edition: Wildside Press 2000
MY SON THE DRUGGIST: Doubleday, NY 1977
Ibid., book club edition: The Mystery Guild, NY 1977
Ibid., On-demand paper edition: Wildside Press 2000
THE LAUREL & HARDY MURDERS: Dutton, NY 1977
Ibid., large print ed.: John Curley, S. Yarmouth MA 1979
Ibid., On-demand paper edition: Wildside Press 2000
THE MASTERS OF SOLITUDE (with P. Godwin) Doubleday, NY 1978
Ibid., serialization, Galileo magazine, Boston 1977-78
Ibid., book club edition: SF Book Club, NY 1978
Ibid., mass paper edition: Avon Books, NY 1979
Ibid., British edition: Methuen, London 1979
Ibid., German edition: Moewig Verlag, Hamburg 1980
Ibid., Dutch edition: Prisma, Antwerp 1981
Ibid., mass paper edition: Bantam Books, NY 1985
Ibid., British edition: Futura Books, London 1986
Ibid., French edition: Opta Books, Paris 1986
MY BROTHER THE DRUGGIST: Doubleday, NY 1979
Ibid., book club edition: The Mystery Guild, NY 1979
Ibid., On-demand paper edition: Wildside Press 2000
THE INCREDIBLE UMBRELLA: Doubleday, NY 1979
Ibid., serialization: Fantastic Stories, NY 1976-77-79
Ibid., mass paper edition: Dell Books, NY 1980
Ibid., anthologized: Magical Wishes, Signet Books, NY 1986
THE AMOROUS UMBRELLA: Doubleday, NY 1981
Ibid., magazine excerpt: Fantastic Stories, NY 1980
WINTERMIND (with Parke Godwin): Doubleday, NY 1982
Ibid., magazine excerpt: Amazing Stories, NY 1981
Ibid., book club edition: SF Book Club, NY 1982
Ibid., mass paper edition: Bantam Books, NY 1984
Ibid., musical score, Greater Phanadelphia, Phila. 1984
Ibid., French edition: Opta, Paris 1986
Ibid., British edition: Futura Books, London 1987
THE SOAP OPERA SLAUGHTERS: Doubleday, NY 1982
Ibid., book club edition: The Mystery Guild, NY 1982
Ibid., On-demand paper edition: Wildside Press 2000
A COLD BLUE LIGHT (with P. Godwin): Berkley Books, NY 1983
Ibid., French edition: Editions J'ai Lu, Paris 1986
GHOSTS OF NIGHT AND MORNING: Berkley Books, NY 1987
Ibid., magazine excerpt: Night Cry, NY 1987
FANTASTIQUE: St. Martin's Press, NY 1992
THE LAST XMAS OF EBENEZER SCROOGE, Wildside Press, 2003

B. FICTION -- SHORT STORIES & NOVELLAS

"Ms. Lipshutz & the Goblin": Fantastic Stories, NY 1978
Ibid.: Year's Best Fantasy Stories, DAW Books, NY 1980
Ibid.: Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves, Ace Books, NY 1991
"Damned Funny": Fantastic Stories, NY 1980
"Grumblefritz": Amazing Stories, NY 1981
Ibid., Seaserpents, Ace Books, NY 1989
"A Smell of Sulphur": Amazing Stories, NY 1981
"The Pasha's Peculiar Passion": Balticon 17, Baltimore 1983
"Lovedeath": Fantasy Macabre, Seattle 1988
"Sindbad & the Midday Demon": Arabesques, Avon Books, NY '89
"Happy Hour": Fantasy Tales, Birmingham UK 1991
"A Portrait of Faith": All Hallow's Eve, Walker, NY 1992
"Helping Hand": Fantasy Tales, Birmingham UK 1993
"Packaged Ogre": Fantasy Tales, Birmingham UK 1993
"Soulmate": The Ultimate Witch, Byron Preiss Pubs., NY 1993
"Our Late Visitor": 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories, NY '93
"Too Many Stains": THE RESURRECTED HOLMES, NY 1996
THE POSSESSION OF IMMANUEL WOLF & OTHER IMPROBABLE TALES,collection, Doubleday, NY 1981
Ibid., On-demand paper edition: Wildside Press 2000

C. NONFICTION -- BOOKS

THE HISTRIONIC HOLMES, Luther Norris, Burbank CA 1971
A TOY IS BORN, Stein & Day, NY 1973
THE HANDBOOK OF MAGIC, Stein & Day, NY 1973
THE HANDBOOK OF MENTAL MAGIC, Stein & Day, NY 1975
CATALOG OF MAGIC, Dolphin Books, NY 1977
DRACULA, The Definitive Edition, Barnes & Noble, NY 1996

D. NONFICTION -- ARTICLES & ESSAYS (arranged by publication)

Amazing 11/​81: Close Encounters with Self and Community
Family Digest 2/​74: Inside a Quiz Show
Galileo 7/​78 thru 1/​80 (six issues): Games (review column)
The Gazette (journal of The [Nero] Wolfe Pack):
v. 1,3/​1979: Structural Considerations in Fer de Lance
3,1/​1984: In Name Only
4, 3/​1986: Water in Excelsis
4, 4/​1986: From Zeck to Moriarty to Jonathan Wild
Ibid., in the Spring 1986 issue of The Rex Stout Journal
Grit newspaper: over 100 articles between 1970 and 1975.
HORROR: THE 100 BEST BOOKS, Xanadu, London 1989: Critical appreciation of Guy Endore's novel, The Werewolf of Paris
Long Life Magazine, Chicago:
V. 3,3/​1979: On First Encountering Immortalism
3,4/​1979: Epistle to the Hesseans
3,5/​1979: The Dance Beyond Death
4,1/​1980: Untimeliness and Pity
4,2/​1980: The Gospel According to GBS
4,3/​1980: Beyond the Comfort Principle
4,4/​1980: Springs of Irrelevationism
4,5/​1980: Community and Self in CE3K
Science Fiction Chronicle, NY: Marvin Kaye's Nth Dimension
V.5,11/​1984: The Horror of Horror Films
6, 5/​1985: Is Terror a Dying Art?
7, 1/​1985: Over the Rainbow with Walt Disney
7,10/​1986: You Are What You Read
8, 4/​1987: Ave Atque Vale, Luke Skywalker
8, 8/​1987: The Dialectic of the Devil
9, 4/​1988: Entering the Maze by O. B. Hardison Jr.
22, 5/​2001: Peter Pan and Other Dark Metaphors
22, 6/​2001: The Yessence of Nonsen¢e
22, 7/​2001: Memories of Brother Theodore
23, 2/​2002: The Many Ghosts of Edinburgh
Thrust Magazine: Immortalism, column, 1985-88
Horror: Marvin Kaye's Nth Dimension
# 1, 1994: Special to Horror
3, 1994: The Horror Film I Hate Most
5, 1995: The Last Words of H. Beam Piper
6, 1996: Memory Jogs: Bela Lugosi
Introduction, scholarly notes and appendices to
The Definitive Dracula: Barnes & Noble, NY, October 1996
Aboriginal SF Magazine: Through the Lens, film column
Spring 1999: Trekking Our Way to The Phantom Empire
Autumn 1999: I Wanna Be in the Movies!
Spring 2000: Disney Leads Off the 2000s
Summer 2000: The Best SF Films … Sez Who?
Autumn 2000: The World Fantasy NON-Awards
Spring 2001: The Best Is Yet to Come?
Plus many articles in NY trade magazines (Mass Marketing, Playthings, Selling Christmas Decorations, Toy & Hobby World, Toys, Toys & Novelties), 1966-75

E. ANTHOLOGIES EDITED

FIENDS AND CREATURES, Popular Library, NY 1974
Ibid., Spanish edition, Caralt, Barcelona 1977
BROTHER THEODORE'S CHAMBER OF HORRORS, Pinnacle, NY 1974
GHOSTS, Nelson Doubleday Books, NY 1981
Ibid., British edition, Futura Books, London 1993
MASTERPIECES OF TERROR & THE SUPERNATURAL, Doubleday, NY '85
Ibid., British edition, Futura Books, London 1991
DEVILS AND DEMONS, Doubleday, NY 1987
Ibid., trade hardcover edition, Barnes & Noble Books, 1994
WEIRD TALES, THE MAGAZINE THAT NEVER DIES, Doubleday, NY '88
WITCHES AND WARLOCKS, GuildAmerica Books, NY 1989
Ibid., Penguin Book of Witches & Warlocks, Penguin, NY '91
Ibid., trade hardcover edition, Barnes & Noble Books, 1994
13 PLAYS OF GHOSTS AND THE SUPERNATURAL, with a preface by José Ferrer, Doubleday Book/​Music Clubs (DBMCI), NY 1990
HAUNTED AMERICA, DBMCI, NY 1991
LOVERS AND OTHER MONSTERS, DBMCI, NY 1991
SWEET REVENGE, 10 PLAYS OF BLOODY MURDER, with a preface by Marilyn Stasio, The Fireside Theatre, NY 1992
MASTERPIECES OF TERROR AND THE UNKNOWN, DBMCI, NY 1993
Ibid., trade hardcover, St. Martin's Press, 1994
FRANTIC COMEDY, with a preface by Tony Tanner, The Fireside Theatre, NY 1993
THE GAME IS AFOOT, St. Martin's Press, NY 1994
ANGELS OF DARKNESS, DBMCI, NY 1994
READERS THEATRE: HOW TO STAGE IT, Fireside Theatre, NY 1995, with a preface by Mary Stuart
THE RESURRECTED HOLMES, St. Martin's Press, NY 1996
PAGE TO STAGE: ADAPTING LITERATURE FOR READERS THEATRE, The Fireside Theatre, NY 1996
THE CONFIDENTIAL CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, St. Martin's Press, NY, St. Martin's Press, NY 1998
DON'T OPEN THIS BOOK!, Doubleday Direct Inc., NY 1998
THE VAMPIRE SEXTETTE, Doubleday Direct Inc., NY, 2000
Ibid., NAL paperback edition
INCISIONS, anthology of winning readers theatre plays, 2000, with a preface by John Jakes
THE ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN, Byron Preiss, NY, 2001
THE DRAGON QUINTET, Doubleday Direct Inc., NY, 2003
Ibid., Tor Books paperback edition
THE NERO WOLFE FILES, Wildside Press, PA, 2004
THE FAIR FOLK, Bookspan, NY, 2005
THE ARCHIE GOODWIN FILES, Wildside Press, MD, 2005
FORBIDDEN PLANETS, Science Fiction Book Club, NY, 2006
A BOOK OF WIZARDS, Science Fiction Book Club, NY, 2008
THE GHOST QUARTET, Tor Books, NY, 2008

F. AS PUBLISHER

Co-partner in Bleak House:
THE BEST OF WEIRD TALES 1923 (The First Year) 1997
THE EARTH IS MADE OF STARDUST by Morgan Llywelyn 2000
Marvin Kaye’s Nth Dimension Books:
SWEENEY TODD by George Dibdin Pitt 2002
MR. JUSTICE RAFFLES by E. W. Hornung 2003

G. POETRY

The Bridge to the Liver Pies: Amazing Stories May 1981
The Celery Stalk in the Cellar: Amazing Stories March 1981
November 22, 1963: Unnameable Press, Atlanta 1991
Thanatopsis: Weird Tales, Summer 1988
Thank You, Gorbachev: Wall to Wall Press, NY 1990

H. MISCELLANEOUS

"A Speech by Marvin Kaye": New Variant, Philadelphia 1983
"(Auto)Biographical Sketch": Wolfe Pack Gazette, NY 1989
"Detective Fiction & Things Shakespearean" & "Shakespeare in Some Modern Mystery Novels,": Armchair Detective V. 14,2
"Interview with Marvin Kaye": Amazing Stories, NY March 1986
Preface, The Ghost Garden, Cowperthwaite & Dempsey, UK 1988

II. SCRIPT WRITING

A. THEATRE

A DELICATE SHADE OF BLUE, musical revue, Palsson's, NY 1987
AVON CALLING, commissioned by Beverly Penberthy, Lincoln Center, NY 1980; revived in 1988-89.
BERTRAND RUSSELL'S GUIDED TOUR OF INTELLECTUAL RUBBISH, commissioned by Robert Rounseville, Deerfield Acad 1973, W Wash U 1974, Lincoln Ctr 1979, 1982
A CHAIR OF INDECENCY (with Syd Emberley & Manuel Zack), The Dramatists Guild, Lincoln Center 1984
A PLAY ABOUT A PLAY ABOUT A PAWNSHOP, unproduced, finalist, O'Neill Theater Center national playwrighting competition
A COLD BLUE LIGHT, unproduced
DON JUAN'S FINAL NIGHT, Producers Club '88
THE HOBOKEN CHICKEN EMERGENCY, The Amsterdam Room 1993; Jan Hus Playhouse, Off-Broadway minicontract, 1999
THE GAME IS AFOOT, The Amsterdam Room, NY 1994
KICKBACKS, The Amsterdam Room, NY 1994
MISTER JACK, to be produced in 2009, 78th Street Theatre Lab.

B. FILM, TV & RELATED MEDIA

BEFORE YOU MARRY,aka The Pill, film, George Weiss Productions, NY 1968
ACTOR WITH A SHIELD, film, Tony Soglio Productions, NY 1970
KING ECOLOGY, TV pilot, Cherry & Shackelford, NY 1975
HOYLE'S LAST RESORT, laserdisc, RCA, Princeton NJ 1984
SANTA'S DETECTIVES, TV pilot, Black Tie Network, NY 1985
THE LAST CHRISTMAS OF EBENEZER SCROOGE, 2008

III. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

* Editor, H. P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror
* Editor, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine
* Tutor/​Tutor Coordinator, Mercy College, 2001-07
English literature/​composition teacher, Mercy College,
Winter and Spring semesters, 2001-6
* Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing, NYU, 28 years
* Artistic Director and Cofounder, The Open Book, NY theatre company, 30 years
* Guest lecturer, Smithsonian Institute Travel Seminar, UK
* New York coordinator, Book PALS (SAG Foundation)
* Reporter, Grit newspaper, 3 years
* Asst. managing editor, Business Travel magazine, 6 months
* Senior editor, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 5 years
* Consulting editor, various trade periodicals
* Theatre correspondent, Grit newspaper
* Public relations writer, Questor Corporation
* PR director, Light Opera of Manhattan, 1 year

IV. EDUCATION

M. A., theatre/​English literature, Penn State 1962
B. A., liberal arts, Penn State 1960
Upper Darby Sr. High, UD PA 1956
TV writing: Columbia Pictures writers development program
Theatre Directing: University of Denver CO
Fundraising for the Arts: New York University
Business management: Cultural Council Foundation
Music theory: The New School for Social Research
Comedy improvisation: Carole Buggé, Chicago City Limits
Producing: Commercial Theater Institute's 14-week seminar
Singing technique: Robert Rounseville
Scene Study: HB Studio
Shakespeare: Duncan Ross; Tony Tanner; Patrick Tucker
TV acting: Steve Wyman, Greg Lehane, Weist-Barron;
Suzanne Ringrose, Beth Wicke, McKee Soundstage
Healing modalities: Reiki Master, Dr. Kathleen Kelly;
craniosacral therapist, visceral manupulation, lymph drainage, The Upledger Institute
Mandolin technique: Leenya Rideout, City Music Schools, NY

V. AFFILIATIONS

Actors Equity Association
Authors Guild/​League of America
The Dramatists Guild
League of American Theatres and Producers
Mystery Writers of America: former judge, Edgar awards
Wolfe Pack: ex-chairman, Nero Award for Best Detective Novel
World Fantasy Convention awards 2000, judge

VI. BIOGRAPHICAL LISTINGS

Contemporary Authors
Dictionary of International Biography
International Book of Honor
International Who's Who of Writers
Men of Achievement
Personalities of America
Poets and Writers Directory
Something About the Author
Who's Who in America
Who's Who in the East
Who's Who in Entertainment, 1st, 2nd, 3rd editions
Who's Who in Finance & Industry
Who's Who in the Media and Communications
Who's Who in the World