|Born||Paul le Page Barnett |
22 November 1949
|Died||3 February 2020 (aged 70)|
|Pen name||John Grant, Paul Barnett, Eve Devereux|
|Occupation||Science fiction writer|
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.  
Born Paul le Page Barnett in Aberdeen, Scotland,  Grant has sometimes written under his own name (Paul Barnett), as Eve Devereux,  and under various other pseudonyms; he has also ghostwritten a number of books.  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.  His collaborators have included David Langford and, as illustrator, Bob Eggleton.  With John Clute, he co-edited The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) for which he also wrote all the cinema entries.  He has written numerous short stories, articles and columns.  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.  Grant died in February 2020 at the age of 70. 
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|1994||The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction||BSFA Award||Special Award||Won|
|1996||The Glad Who Sang a Mermaid in from the Probability Sea||British Fantasy Award||Best Short Fiction||Nominated|
|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-Fiction||Won|
|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 Award||Won|
|2001||Paper Tiger Books||Chesley Awards||Chesley Award for Best Art Director||Won|
|2002||Locus Award||Best Editor||Nominated|
|2003||Dragonhenge||Hugo Award||Hugo Award for Best Related Work||Nominated|
|Locus Award||Best Art Book||Nominated|
|Paper Tiger Fantasy Art Gallery||Locus Award||Best Art Book||Nominated|
|Perceptualistics||Locus Award||Best Art Book||Nominated|
|Paper Tiger Books||World Fantasy Award||World Fantasy Special Award: Professional||Nominated|
|2004||The Chesley Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy Art: A Retrospective||Hugo Award||Hugo Award for Best Related Work||Won|
|Locus Award||Best Non-Fiction/Art||Nominated|
|2008||New Writings in the Fantastic||British Fantasy Award||Best Anthology||Nominated|
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Joseph Robert Dever, also known as Joe Dever was an English fantasy author and game designer. Originally a musician, Dever became the first British winner of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Championship of America in 1982.
John Frederick Clute is a Canadian-born author and critic specializing in science fiction and fantasy literature who has lived in both England and the United States since 1969. He has been described as "an integral part of science fiction's history" and "perhaps the foremost reader-critic of sf in our time, and one of the best the genre has ever known." He was one of eight people who founded the English magazine Interzone in 1982.
Peter Douglas Nicholls was an Australian literary scholar and critic. He was the creator and a co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction with John Clute.
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Unknown was an American pulp fantasy fiction magazine, published from 1939 to 1943 by Street & Smith, and edited by John W. Campbell. Unknown was a companion to Street & Smith's science fiction pulp, Astounding Science Fiction, which was also edited by Campbell at the time; many authors and illustrators contributed to both magazines. The leading fantasy magazine in the 1930s was Weird Tales, which focused on shock and horror. Campbell wanted to publish a fantasy magazine with more finesse and humor than Weird Tales, and put his plans into action when Eric Frank Russell sent him the manuscript of his novel Sinister Barrier, about aliens who own the human race. Unknown's first issue appeared in March 1939; in addition to Sinister Barrier, it included H. L. Gold's "Trouble With Water", a humorous fantasy about a New Yorker who meets a water gnome. Gold's story was the first of many in Unknown to combine commonplace reality with the fantastic.
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Infinity Science Fiction was an American science fiction magazine, edited by Larry T. Shaw, and published by Royal Publications. The first issue, which appeared in November 1955, included Arthur C. Clarke's "The Star", a story about a planet destroyed by a nova that turns out to have been the Star of Bethlehem; it won the Hugo Award for that year. Shaw obtained stories from some of the leading writers of the day, including Brian Aldiss, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Sheckley, but the material was of variable quality. In 1958 Irwin Stein, the owner of Royal Publications, decided to shut down Infinity; the last issue was dated November 1958.
Science-Fiction Handbook, subtitled The Writing of Imaginative Fiction, is a guide to writing and marketing science fiction and fantasy by L. Sprague de Camp, "one of the earliest books about modern sf." The original edition was published in hardcover by Hermitage House in 1953 as a volume in its Professional Writers Library series. A revised edition, by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp, titled Science Fiction Handbook, Revised, was published in hardcover by Owlswick Press in 1975 and as a trade paperback by McGraw-Hill in 1977. An E-book version of the revised edition was published by Gollancz's SF Gateway imprint on April 30, 2014.
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Farah Jane Mendlesohn is a British academic historian, writer on speculative fiction, and active member of science fiction fandom. Mendlesohn is best-known for their 2008 book Rhetorics of Fantasy, which classifies fantasy literature into four modes based on how the fantastic enters the story. Their work as editor includes the Cambridge Companions to science fiction and fantasy, collaborations with Edward James. The science fiction volume won a Hugo Award. Mendlesohn is also known for books on the history of fantasy, including Children's Fantasy Literature: An Introduction, co-written with Michael Levy. It was the first work to trace the genre's 500-year history and won the World Fantasy Award.
Lou Anders is the author of the Thrones & Bones series of middle grade fantasy novels. Anders is a Hugo Award-winning American editor, a Chesley Award-winning art director, an author and a journalist.
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