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John Grant
BornPaul le Page Barnett  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
22 November 1949  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Aberdeen   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Died3 February 2020  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg (aged 70)
Pen nameJohn Grant, Paul Barnett, Eve Devereux  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
OccupationScience fiction writer  Oojs ui icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Language English language   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
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Paul le Page Barnett (22 November 1949 – 3 February 2020), known by the pen name of John Grant, was a Scottish writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction. [1] [2]



Born Paul le Page Barnett in Aberdeen, Scotland, [1] Grant has sometimes written under his own name (Paul Barnett), as Eve Devereux, [1] and under various other pseudonyms; he has also ghostwritten a number of books. [1] The author of some 70 books in all (excluding ghostwritten books), he has published several original novels as well as one novel in the Judge Dredd series and, with Joe Dever, 11 novels and a novella collection in the Legends of Lone Wolf series; edited several anthologies, beginning with Aries 1 (1979) and most recently New Writings in the Fantastic (2007); and has written dozens of nonfiction works, including several relating to fantasy and science fiction. [1] His collaborators have included David Langford and, as illustrator, Bob Eggleton. [1] With John Clute, he co-edited The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) for which he also wrote all the cinema entries. [3] He has written numerous short stories, articles and columns. [1] Barnett lived in New Jersey with his wife, Pamela Scoville, a noted animation art expert and co-founder with her late husband Michael of the Animation Art Guild. [4] Grant died in February 2020 at the age of 70. [5]


Critical studies and reviews of Grant's work

Enchanted world

Awards and nominations

YearNominated workAwardCategoryResult
1994 The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction BSFA Award Special AwardWon
1996The Glad Who Sang a Mermaid in from the Probability Sea British Fantasy Award Best Short FictionNominated
1997 The Encyclopedia of Fantasy Bram Stoker Award Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction Nominated
1998 Hugo Award Hugo Award for Best Related Work Won
Locus Award Best Non-FictionWon
Mythopoeic Awards Mythopoeic Scholarship Award (for Myth and Fantasy Studies)Won
World Fantasy Award World Fantasy Special Award: Professional Won
1999 Eaton Award J. Lloyd Eaton Scholarship AwardWon
2001 Paper Tiger Books Chesley Awards Chesley Award for Best Art Director Won
2002Locus AwardBest EditorNominated
2003DragonhengeHugo AwardHugo Award for Best Related WorkNominated
Locus AwardBest Art BookNominated
Paper Tiger Fantasy Art GalleryLocus AwardBest Art BookNominated
PerceptualisticsLocus AwardBest Art BookNominated
Paper Tiger BooksWorld Fantasy AwardWorld Fantasy Special Award: ProfessionalNominated
2004The Chesley Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy Art: A RetrospectiveHugo AwardHugo Award for Best Related WorkWon
Locus AwardBest Non-Fiction/ArtNominated
2008New Writings in the FantasticBritish Fantasy AwardBest AnthologyNominated

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 John Grant. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. 6 July 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. "John Grant and Paul Barnett Agree: Science Has Been Corrupted". Clarkesworld Magazine . July 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  3. "John Grant". Infinity Plus. 16 November 2002. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  4. "Writers talk about writing: John Grant". Iain Rowan's blog. 13 June 2011. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  5. Paul Barnett (1949–2020)