Wellman’s “Silver John” stories have been collected several times. I have this version from the late 80s. Most recently Planet Stories reprinted them in a book called “Who Fears the Devil?”

Clarkesworld Magazine just posted a tribute to the great Manly Wade Wellman, one of the best fantasy writers of the 20th Century. Myself and several other authors were asked to write comments about Wellman’s work, and I had to talk about my favorite Wellman creation—John the Balladeer (also called “Silver John”) who was a wandering wizard with a guitar in haunted Appalachia.

Silver John is like Andy Griffith meets Gandalf, and there is nothing like Wellman’s weird tales of this southern hero.

Click HERE to read the tribute…