Jack Cady

Jack Cady (March 20, 1932[1] – January 14, 2004[1]) was an American author. He is most known as an award winning fantasist and horror writer. In his career, he won the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Bram Stoker Award.[2]

Cady was a conscientious objector during the Korean War, but served in the U.S. Coast Guard in Maine. Later in life, he held several jobs, including truck driver, auctioneer, landscaper and finally university instructor. He first taught creative writing at the University of Washington from 1968 until 1973, and he then he had a number of short teaching stints at colleges in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Alaska from 1973 to 1978. In 1985 he began teaching writing at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and he retired from that post in 1998. Cady married fellow writer Carol Orlock in 1977, and they remained together until his death. Cady's collected literary papers were donated to the Mortvedt Library at Pacific Lutheran in the spring of 2006.

A master of the short story, Cady is perhaps best known for the Nebula-winning tale "The Night We Buried Road Dog" (1993). His work at shorter lengths also won him a place in the Best American Short Stories anthologies of 1971 and 1972.

Cady also wrote science fiction. The dystopian novel McDowell's Ghost concerns a modern-day Southerner who keeps seeing the ghost of an ancestor killed during the Civil War; the spirit helps McDowell obtain justice for a female friend who was raped. Cady was born in Kentucky and McDowell's Ghost was his attempt to explain the Southern code of conduct with a reverence matched only by William Faulkner.

Cady was also a major believer in the value of history, not only towards understanding politics, but also writing itself. One of his books was The American Writer: Shaping a Nation's Mind, a survey of American literature.

Jack Cady, date unknown



  • The Well (1981), reissued in 2014 by Valancourt Books with an introduction by Tom Piccirilli
  • Singleton (1981)
  • The Jonah Watch (1982)
  • Mc Dowell's Ghost (1982)
  • The Man Who Could Make Things Vanish (1983)
  • Inagehi (1993)
  • Street (1994)
  • The Off Season (1995)
  • The Hauntings of Hood Canal (2001)
  • Rules of '48 (2009)

Under the pseudonym Pat Franklin

  • "Dark Dreaming" (1991)
  • "Embrace of the Wolf" (1993)

Collections of short fiction

  • The Burning and Other Stories (1972)
  • Tattoo (1978)
  • The Sons of Noah (1992) (World Fantasy Award winner)[3]
  • The Night We Buried Road Dog (1998)
  • Ghostland (2001; e-publication)
  • Ghosts of Yesterday" (2003)

Short fiction


  • The American Writer (1999)

See also


  1. ^ a b "Social Security Death Index". Retrieved June 17, 2010.
  2. ^ Obituaries in the News; From: AP Online Date: January 17, 2004.
  3. ^ World Fantasy Convention. "Award Winners and Nominees". Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2011.

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2004 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2004.

Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction

The Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction is an award presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in horror writing for long fiction.

Cady (surname)

Cady is a surname that may refer to:

People bearing it include:

Benjamin A. Cady (1840–1920), American lawyer and politician

Bertha Chapman Cady (1873–1956), American entomologist and educator

Burt D. Cady (1874–?), American politician

Calvin Brainerd Cady (1851–1928), musician, music teacher and educational philosopher and writer

Carol Cady (born 1962), American shot putter and discus thrower

Charles A. Cady (1819–?), American politician

Charlie Cady (1865–1909), American baseball player

Chauncey G. Cady (1803–1893) American farmer and politician

Claude E. Cady (1878–1953), American politician

Daniel Cady (1773–1859), American jurist, father of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

E. F. Cady (fl. 1860), American entrepreneur and settler

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902), American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist and leading figure of the early women's rights movement

Ernest Cady (1842–1908), American politician and Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut

Frank Cady (1915–2012), American actor

Frank A. Cady (1858–1904), American lawyer

H. Emilie Cady (1848–1941), American homeopathic physician and author

Hamilton Cady (1874–1943), American chemist

Harrison Cady (1877–1970), American illustrator

Hick Cady (1886–1946), American baseball player

Horace H. Cady (1801–1887), American farmer and politician

J. Cleaveland Cady (1837–1919), American architect

Jack Cady (1932–2004), American author

Jerome Cady (1903–1948), Hollywood screenwriter

Virgil H. Cady (1876–?), American politician

Walter Guyton Cady (1874–1974), American physicist and electrical engineer

Deaths in January 2004

The following is a list of notable deaths in January 2004.

Every Heart a Doorway

Every Heart a Doorway is a novella by Seanan McGuire. Set in a boarding school for teenagers who have passed through "doorways" into fantasy worlds only to be evicted back into the real world. It was critically acclaimed upon release, and it won the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novella, the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novella, and the 2017 Locus Award for Best Novella. and the Alex Awards for 2017

Last Summer at Mars Hill

Last Summer At Mars Hill is the first short story collection by American writer Elizabeth Hand. It contains the Nebula Award-winning story of the same name. It also contains her first ever published story, "Prince of Flowers". Many of the stories have themes that prefigure those of her novels. For example, "The Bacchae" is thematically similar to aspects of Waking the Moon and "Prince of Flowers" 'grew into the poisonous bloom of Winterlong'. "In the Month of Athyr" is set in the same universe as Hand's first three novels.

All of the stories were previously published in various magazines.

Mefisto in Onyx

Mefisto in Onyx is a science fiction novella by American writer Harlan Ellison. The introduction and cover art was by Frank Miller. Originally published in OMNI Magazine October 1993, then released as a hardcover in December 1993, Mefisto in Onyx was later included in the Harlan Ellison's 1997 collection Slippage.Ellison stated in an interview with Salon that he wrote Mefisto in Onyx to be adapted into a film starring Forest Whitaker.The story won the 1993 Bram Stoker Award, tied with The Night We Buried Road Dog by Jack Cady. It also won first place in the 1994 Locus Poll Award "Best Novella" category.

Nebula Award for Best Novella

The Nebula Award for Best Novella is given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) for science fiction or fantasy novellas. A work of fiction is defined by the organization as a novella if it is between 17,500 and 40,000 words; awards are also given out for pieces of longer lengths in the novel category, and for shorter lengths in the short story and novelette categories. To be eligible for Nebula Award consideration a novella must be published in English in the United States. Works published in English elsewhere in the world are also eligible provided they are released on either a website or in an electronic edition. The Nebula Award for Best Novella has been awarded annually since 1966. Novellas published by themselves are eligible for the novel award instead if the author requests them to be considered as such. The award has been described as one of "the most important of the American science fiction awards" and "the science-fiction and fantasy equivalent" of the Emmy Awards.Nebula Award nominees and winners are chosen by members of the SFWA, though the authors of the nominees do not need to be members. Works are nominated each year between November 15 and February 15 by published authors who are members of the organization, and the six works that receive the most nominations then form the final ballot, with additional nominees possible in the case of ties. Members may then vote on the ballot throughout March, and the final results are presented at the Nebula Awards ceremony in May. Authors are not permitted to nominate their own works, and ties in the final vote are broken, if possible, by the number of nominations the works received. The rules were changed to their current format in 2009. Previously, the eligibility period for nominations was defined as one year after the publication date of the work, which allowed the possibility for works to be nominated in the calendar year after their publication and then be awarded in the calendar year after that. Works were added to a preliminary list for the year if they had ten or more nominations, which were then voted on to create a final ballot, to which the SFWA organizing panel was also allowed to add an additional work.During the 53 nomination years, 171 authors have had works nominated; 49 of these have won, including co-authors and ties. Nancy Kress has won the most awards: four out of eight nominations. Robert Silverberg, John Varley, and Roger Zelazny have each won twice out of eight, two, and three nominations, respectively. Silverberg's and Kress's eight nominations are the most of any authors, followed by Lucius Shepard and Michael Bishop at seven, and Kate Wilhelm and Avram Davidson with six. Bishop has the most nominations without receiving an award for novellas, though Wilhelm and Davidson have also not won an award.

October Dreams

October Dreams (also titled October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween) is an anthology of Halloween-themed memories and short stories edited by Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish. Jack Ketchum's "Gone" (first published in this anthology) was nominated for the 2000 Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Fiction.

Philip K. Dick Award

The Philip K. Dick Award is a science fiction award given annually at Norwescon and sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and (since 2005) the Philip K. Dick Trust. Named after science fiction and fantasy writer Philip K. Dick, it has been awarded since 1983, the year after his death. It is awarded to the best original paperback published each year in the US.The award was founded by Thomas Disch with assistance from David G. Hartwell, Paul S. Williams, and Charles N. Brown. As of 2016, it is administered by Gordon Van Gelder. Past administrators include Algis Budrys, David G. Hartwell, and David Alexander Smith.

Prime Evil (anthology)

Prime Evil is an anthology of horror short stories edited by Douglas E. Winter. It was first published in 1988 by New American Library. With the exception of the Dennis Etchison story, "The Blood Kiss", the stories are original to this anthology.

Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge

"Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge" is a science fiction novella by American writer Mike Resnick, originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1994. It won the 1994 Nebula Award for Best Novella and the 1995 Hugo Award for Best Novella.The story concerns an archaeological expedition sent to Earth after humanity's alleged extinction. The alien archaeologists sent there study humanity's rise and fall in the legendary home of its emergence in East Africa. In the course of the story the aliens learn about the cruelty and glory of human history. They also discover a surprise.

The Blind Geometer

"The Blind Geometer" is a 1986 science fiction story by Kim Stanley Robinson. It was published by Asimov's Science Fiction.

The Burning

The Burning may refer to:

The Burning (film), a 1981 slasher film

"The Burning" (Seinfeld), an episode of the American sitcom Seinfeld

"The Burning", a Civil War military action conducted by Philip Sheridan

The Last of the Winnebagos

"The Last of the Winnebagos" is a short story written by Connie Willis. It was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in 1988, and reprinted in the short story collections Impossible Things (1994) and The Best of Connie Willis' (2013).

The Saturn Game

"The Saturn Game" is a science fiction novella by American writer Poul Anderson.

Thomas Piccirilli

Thomas Piccirilli (May 27, 1965 – July 11, 2015) was an American novelist and short story writer.

World Fantasy Award—Collection

The World Fantasy Awards are given each year by the World Fantasy Convention for the best fantasy fiction published in English during the previous calendar year. The awards have been described by book critics such as The Guardian as a "prestigious fantasy prize", and one of the three most prestigious speculative fiction awards, along with the Hugo and Nebula Awards (which cover both fantasy and science fiction). The World Fantasy Award—Collection is given each year for collections of fantasy stories by a single author published in English. A collection can have any number of editors, and works in the collection may have been previously published; awards are also given out for anthologies of works by multiple authors in the Anthology category. The Collection category has been awarded annually since 1975, though from 1977 through 1987 anthologies were admissible as nominees. Anthologies were split into a separate category beginning in 1988; during the 10 years they were admissible they won the award 7 times and were 38 of the 56 nominations.World Fantasy Award nominees and winners are decided by attendees and judges at the annual World Fantasy Convention. A ballot is posted in June for attendees of the current and previous two conferences to determine two of the finalists, and a panel of five judges adds three or more nominees before voting on the overall winner. The panel of judges is typically made up of fantasy authors and is chosen each year by the World Fantasy Awards Administration, which has the power to break ties. The final results are presented at the World Fantasy Convention at the end of October. Winners were presented with a statue in the form of a bust of H. P. Lovecraft through the 2015 awards; more recent winners receive a statuette of a tree.During the 44 nomination years, 152 writers have had works nominated; 41 of them have won, including ties and co-authors. Only six writers or editors have won more than once. Jeffrey Ford has won the regular collection award three times out of four nominations, while Karen Joy Fowler, Lucius Shepard, and Gene Wolfe won the regular collection award twice, out of two, four, and two nominations, respectively. Charles L. Grant and Kirby McCauley won the award as editors of anthologies while those were eligible; Grant was nominated nine times as an editor and once for a collection, while McCauley won both times he was nominated for anthologies. Grant's ten nominations are the most of any writer or editor, followed by Ramsey Campbell, Harlan Ellison, and Charles de Lint at five, with two of Campbell's nominations coming for anthologies. Dennis Etchison, Stephen King, Fritz Leiber, Kelly Link, and Stuart David Schiff have had the most nominations without winning at four; one of Etchison's and all of Schiff's nominations were for anthologies.

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