Andrew J. Wilson


Andrew J. Wilson was born in Aberdeen just after Chuck Yeager nearly died when his NF-104A rocket-augmented aerospace trainer went out of control at 108,700 feet. There is no causal connection.

For his sins, Andrew went into publishing after studying English Literature and Philosophy at university; he currently works as a freelance editor and writer. For his good deeds, he lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two sons.

Andrew’s short stories have been published in magazines and anthologies in Britain, the United States and Australia, including DAW Book’s Year’s Best Horror Stories, Markings, Gathering the Bones Scottish Book Collector, Read by Dawn and The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases. He has also read his work on BBC Radio Scotland and contributed to The Lost Book project.

Recent stories have been published or are scheduled to appear in H. P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror, Black Box and an anthology of the best of The One O’Clock Gun “Deep Shit without a Depth Gauge”, a notorious tale originally accepted for an aborted anthology of stories paying tribute to William Hope Hodgson, has finally seen the cold light of day as “Deep-Sixed without a Depth Gauge”, a chapbook from The Penny Dreadful Company.

His plays The Terminal Zone and The Black Ambulance Gang were both performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Terminal Zone was published by Bloc Press in 2006 and restaged at the 2008 British National Science Fiction Convention.

Andrew has published journalism and criticism in a number of markets, including The Scotsman , Scotland on Sunday Dreamwatch, Caledonia and Metro. His essay “The Exterminating Angle: Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell and the Long Shadow of Saucy Jacky” will appear in Butcher Knives & Body Counts: Essays on the Formula, Frights, and Fun of the Slasher Film. He has also appeared on television and radio as a commentator, and chaired many events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Andrew occasionally commits poetry, and the results have been published in A Slice of Cherry Pie, Scifaikuest, The Shantytown Anomaly and Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes: Zany Zombie Poetry for the Undead Head.

With Neil Williamson, he co-edited Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction, which was nominated for a World Fantasy Award, and he is currently collaborating on more anthology projects.