William F. Nolan

William F. Nolan

William F. Nolan

Wlliam F. Nolan (1928-2021) wrote mostly in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Though best known for co-authoring the classic dystopian science fiction novel Logan’s Run with George Clayton Johnson, Nolan authored more than 2000 pieces (fiction, nonfiction, articles and books), and edited 26 anthologies in his 60+ year career.

An artist, Nolan was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked at Hallmark Cards, Inc. and in comic books before becoming an author. In the 1950s, Nolan was an integral part of the writing ensemble known as “The Group,” which included many well-known genre writers, such as Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, John Tomerlin, Richard Matheson, Johnson and others, many of whom wrote for Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone. Nolan is considered a leading expert on Dashiell Hammett, pulps such as Black Mask and Western Story, and was the world authority on the works of prolific scribe Max Brand.



William F. Nolan at Multnomah Falls
Logan's Run

Read My Books

I am terrified, delighted, and truly moved by Bill Nolan's work.

Ray Bradbury

His work is wonderfully wild, fascinating, beautifully written.

Rod Serling

Nolan's prose cuts like a razor. He's one of the greats.

Joe R. Lansdale