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John Grant (1) (1949–)

Autor(a) de The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

Para outros autores com o nome John Grant, ver a página de desambiguação.

John Grant (1) foi considerado como pseudónimo de Paul Barnett.

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Obras por John Grant

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como Paul Barnett.

The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) — Editor — 511 exemplares
The Directory of Possibilities (1981) — Editor — 75 exemplares
The Chesley Awards for science fiction and fantasy art (2003) — Editor — 72 exemplares
Eclipse of the Kai (1989) 60 exemplares
The Dark Door Opens (1989) — Autor — 52 exemplares
Earthdoom (1987) 51 exemplares
The Sword of the Sun (1989) 50 exemplares
Hunting Wolf (1990) 45 exemplares
Masters of Animation (2001) 42 exemplares
The Book of Time (1980) — Editor — 33 exemplares
A directory of discarded ideas (1981) 30 exemplares
The Hundredfold Problem (1994) 28 exemplares
The Book of the Magnakai (1992) 27 exemplares
Albion (1991) 26 exemplares
The World (1992) 26 exemplares
The Claws of Helgedad (1991) 22 exemplares
Noir Movies Facts, Figures & Fun (2006) 21 exemplares
Great Mysteries (1988) 19 exemplares
The Birthplace (1992) 17 exemplares
The Tides Of Treachery (1991) 17 exemplares
Aries 1 (1979) 16 exemplares
The Lorestone of Varetta (1993) 15 exemplares
The Tellings (1993) 15 exemplares
Sex Secrets of Ancient Atlantis (1985) 14 exemplares
Monster Mysteries (1992) 13 exemplares
The City in These Pages (2008) 13 exemplares
The Rotting Land (1994) 13 exemplares
The Secret of Khazan-Oud (1994) 13 exemplares
Book of Numbers (1982) 9 exemplares
The Sacrifice of Ruanon (1991) 9 exemplares
Take No Prisoners (2004) 7 exemplares
Perceptualistics (2002) 7 exemplares
New Writings in the Fantastic (2007) 6 exemplares
Dreamers Geography Dreamland (1986) 6 exemplares
The Depths of Cricket (1986) 6 exemplares
Advanced Trivia Quiz Book (1987) 4 exemplares
The Lonely Hunter (2012) 4 exemplares
Tell No Lies (2014) 4 exemplares
The Dragons of Manhattan (2008) 4 exemplares
Strange Pleasures 2 (2003) — Editor — 3 exemplares
Leaving Fortusa (2008) 2 exemplares
Ghost Story 1 exemplar
Mouse 1 exemplar
Wooden Horse 1 exemplar
History Book 1 exemplar
Lives 1 exemplar
Q 1 exemplar
The Life Business (2011) 1 exemplar
Oförklarliga mysterier (1989) 1 exemplar
Tails 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como Paul Barnett.

Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (1991) — Contribuidor — 347 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy (1999) — Contribuidor — 333 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Awesome Comic Fantasy (2001) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
Inferno (2007) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
Live Without a Net (2003) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
Classic Horror Stories (2003) — Editor, algumas edições123 exemplares
Last Book (2008) — Introdução, algumas edições117 exemplares
Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness (2008) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction (2005) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Digital Dreams (1990) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Best New Paranormal Romance (2006) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Clockwork Phoenix 3: New Tales of Beauty and Strangeness (2010) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Lands of Never: Anthology of Modern Fantasy (1984) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
infinities (2011) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Dragon's Lure (2010) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Drabble Project (1988) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Tales from the Vatican Vaults: 28 Extraordinary Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Requiems for the Departed (2010) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 9 (2006) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Sky Whales and Other Wonders (2009) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Under the Rose (2009) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors (2018) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Triquorum One (2006) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 96 • May 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Strange Pleasures 3 (2005) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 86 • July 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Strange Pleasures (2001) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Barnett, Paul le Page
Outros nomes
Devereux, Eve
Ware, Armytage
Duff-Ware, Freddie
Barnett, Paul
Data de nascimento
País (no mapa)
Locais de residência
New Jersey, USA
Scotland (birth)

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GRANT, JOHN Usual working name of Scottish editor and writer Paul (le Page) Barnett (1949- ); he has published nonfantasy under his own name and other pseudonyms, notably Eve Devereux. He entered the field with 'When All Else Fails' in Lands of Never (anth 1983 ed Maxim Jakubowski) but has not been a prolific short-story writer, instead concentrating on books, of which he has written over 50. His first two fantasy novels were #1 and #2 in the Legends of Lone Wolf sword-and-sorcery series, loosely based on gamebooks (>> games) by Joe dever and published as co-authorships: #1: Eclipse of the Kai (1989) and #2: The Dark Door Opens (1989), assembled as Legends of Lone Wolf Omnibus (omni 1992). These introduced the characters Alyss and Qinefer, both of whom became fundamental to JG's corpus. The series continued with #3: The Sword of the Sun (1989; vt in 2 vols The Tides of Treachery 1991 US and The Sword of the Sun 1991 US), #4: Hunting Wolf (1990), #5: The Claws of Helgedad (1991), which introduced his humorous character Thog the Mighty, #6: The Sacrifice of Ruanon (1991), #7: The Birthplace (1992), which is central to an understanding of JG's preoccupations, #8: The Book of the Magnakai (1992), #9: The Tellings (coll 1993), #10: The Lorestone of Varetta (1993), #11: The Secret of Kazan-Oud (1994) and #12: The Rotting Land (1994). History Book--A Thog the Mighty Text (1994 chap), a limited-edition addendum, contains revised material from The Rotting Land.

Elsewhere JG was publishing the two novels on which his reputation as a fantasy writer rests: Albion (1991) and The World (1992). The first is of moderate interest; set in a land whose common people have only short-term memory except for rote activities, it depicts the tyranny imposed by those equipped with full memories, its eventual defeat, and the breaching of the walls of the polder. The World, closely related, is significantly more ambitious. On the surface, it describes the collision of our Universe with the created secondary world in which Albion was set; in fact it is an exploration of the relationship between physical and created realities, both of which JG depicts as parts of the 'polycosmos', a multiverse whose almost infinite coexistent universes can be travelled between by Alyss (who is both integral and extraneous to the polycosmos), consciously by rare mortals like Qinefer (who through her encounter with transcendence in The Birthplace discovers the tao that leads to the overarching reality of the polycosmos), and by all mortals during dreams and after death, viewed as the transition from one physical or created universe to reincarnation in the next. Moments of recognition abound. This instauration fantasy ends with the two universes fused, so that reality is arbitrary, memory treacherous and indeterminacy paramount.

JG's fiction since has been sparse. The Hundredfold Problem (1994), featuring the comics character Judge Dredd, is a joky science fantasy set in a Dyson sphere. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1995) and Frankenstein (1997) are children's retellings of tales by Robert Louis stevenson and Mary shelley respectively. Strider's Galaxy (1997) and Strider's Universe (1998), both as Paul Barnett, are the first two novels in a lighthearted space opera series.

In nonfiction JG is noted as author of Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters (1987; rev 1993; rev 1998) (>> disney) and as Technical Editor of the 2nd edition of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993) ed John clute and Peter Nicholls (>> SFE), for which work he shared the 1994 BSFA Special Award. He is joint editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, for which work he received the Hugo Award (1998), the Locus Award (1998), the World Fantasy Award (1998), the Mythopoeic Society Scholarship Award (1998) and the J. Lloyd Eaton Award (1999) and was shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award (1998). He is Commissioning Editor of the Paper Tiger imprint of fantasy-art books.

He is not to be confused with the John Grant who writes mysteries as Jonathan Gash.

Other works (fiction): Aries 1 (anth 1979), sf; The Truth About the Flaming Ghoulies (1983), humorous epistolary fringe-sf novel; Sex Secrets of Ancient Atlantis (1984), pseudoscience spoof; Earthdoom! (1987) with David langford, spoof disaster novel.

Other works (nonfiction): The Book of Time (1980) ed with Colin Wilson; A Directory of Discarded Ideas (1981); The Directory of Possibilities (1981) ed with Wilson; Dreamers: A Geography of Dreamland (1983); Great Mysteries (1988); An Introduction to Viking Mythology (1989); Monsters (1992; vt Monster Mysteries US); The Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Science Fiction Art Techniques (1996) with Ron Tiner; many others.




Pretty interesting book that goes through a lot of unusual ideas at a pretty rapid pace. This doesn't really give any time to go into any detail or appreciate the context - sometimes he talks about what the actual explanation of something is but it's a bit too hurried. He repeats a few things that I recognise as myths but they're not important and hardly anyone bothers to correct. He does seem pretty credulous at times - I don't expect HARDCORE SCEPTICISM at all times but it was weird that he thought the Dogon thing was completely legitimate, for example. He describes a few newer theories that seem unlikely but he presents as if they're likely. It's no big deal really I guess. His introduction is a bit silly though - the whole stuff about the problems of "letting ideology into science"... science isn't excluded from ideology!

Overall it's interesting but maybe could have done with a bit less stuff covered in a bit more detail - it's not spectacular because of the rushing and everything. Good if you're interested in the subject of weird theories but you'll probably be looking for more after you've finished. Some of the ideas mentioned are very charming.
… (mais)
tombomp | 5 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2023 |
bought the wrong book
clarkland | 2 outras críticas | Dec 14, 2020 |
An entertaining, educational, and depressing look at the lengths people will go to lie cheat and steal their way into false truths. It's important to remember that while the method of scientific discovery is in theory an excellent one, the humans tasked with executing that method are fallible creatures who require a lot of supervision and peer review.

A great book for people who like history, factoids, and scientific weirdness. Also good for those who think that our current era of anti-science crusading is anything new.… (mais)
bokai | 5 outras críticas | Jan 2, 2019 |
How to detect Junk Science, Bogus Claims, wacky theories and general human stupidity
Mapguy314 | 2 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2018 |



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