About the Author
F. Paul Wilson, a bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between, is a practicing physician who resides in Wall, New Jersey. His books include the Repairman Jack novels — including Ground Zero, The Tomb, and Fatal Error — the Adversary cycle — including The Keep — and a young-adult series featuring the teenage Repairman Jack.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
These early F. Paul Wilson efforts are a great, guilty pleasure of mine, and largely for political reasons: they constitute some of the best examples of explicitly libertarian science fiction. The novel "Enemy of the State" was exciting to read, a good example of how modern libertarians think of revolution. The book "Healer," here broken up into sections to correspond to a timeline, is a fun, goofy, no-holds barred gosh-wow sci-fi epic. Great kids stuff, anyway. (I was an older kid when I read it; maybe 20.) The excellently titled -- and even subtlely conceived -- mystery "Wheels Within Wheels" is probably the best of the series, in terms of literary quality. But all of this is very Heinleinian, and it isn't for prose style or character development that one reads such stuff. Guilty pleasure, really? Yes. More pleasure than guilt, I think, but then, I'm not into guilt. Especially in aesthetic matters.