The Encyclopedia of Fantasy is being edited by John Clute and John Grant (respectively the co-editor and technical editor of the second edition of the Encyclopedia of SF). Right now, the proofs of the early sections are being checked while later sections are finalized. For several featured authors and artists we still don't have a confirmed year of birth (or, where relevant, death), and would be grateful for any help you can give. Here is the list so far ... now updated with our remaining queries involving entries from the letter N onward. This list last updated 2 October 1996.
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ADAIR, GILBERT (UK)
ALLONBY, EDITH (UK)
ARSCOTT, DAVID (UK)
ASHTON, CHARLES (UK)
BELL, DOUGLAS (US)
BOYER, ELIZABETH H. (US)
BURROUGHS, JOSEPH B. (US)
CHARRETTE, ROBERT N. (US)
CHETWIN, GRACE (UK, US since 1964). (Has denounced the Encyclopedia as a wicked enterprise because its editors are getting rich [a concept which makes the editors laugh hollowly] by writing about poor starving oppressed authors who should all get together and refuse to co-operate with this terrible imposition of being given free publicity in a major reference work ... oh dearie me.)
CLARK, DOUGLAS W. (US)
CRAWFORD, BETTY ANNE (US)
"DARBY, LYNDAN" pseudonym of Ann
Grimsley and Lynne Kinnerley (UK), birthdates unknown
DAVEY, NORMAN (1888-? )
DELANO, JAMIE (195?- ) (UK)
ESTES, ROSE (US)
FIRMIN, PETER (UK animator/director)
GASCOIGNE, MARC (US)
GILLULY, SHEILA (US)
GRIFFITHS, ALAN (UK, published in the 30s)
GRIMWOOD, KEN(NETH) (?1945- ) (US radio journalist and writer)
HALE, JAMES (UK anthologist)
HAMILTON, LAURELL K. (US author)
HARDING, SIMON (UK writer)
HARRIS, MABEL ROLLINS (US artist)
HERBERT, MARY H. (US writer)
HOWLETT, WINSTON A. (US author)
JAMES, JOHN (?1924-?1993) (UK writer)
JARVIS, ROBIN (UK writer)
JOHNSTON, GUNNAR (UK writer, active in 1930s)
KENDALL, MAY (real name Emma Goldworth;
1861-?1931) (UK writer)
KUBASIK, CHRISTOPHER (? - ) (US writer of game spinoffs)
KUMMER, FREDERIC ARNOLD, JR (1913-? ) (US magazine writer) ... son of KUMMER, FREDERIC ARNOLD (1873-1943)
LAMBOURNE, JOHN pseudonym of UK writer John
Battersby Crompton Lamburn (1893-? )
LIVINGSTON, MARJORIE (PROUT) (1893-? ) (UK writer)
LOGSTON, ANNE (? – ) (US author)
LUKEMAN, TIM (?1954- ) (US writer)
MARL, DAVID (UK)
MEAGHER, MAUDE (?1895-?1977) (UK writer)
MOZERT, ZOE (? – ) (US artist)
NICHETTI, MAURIZIO (?1949- ) Italian director,
scriptwriter and actor
NILES, DOUGLAS US writer who has mainly contributed to the Forgotten Realms enterprise
PIKE, CHRISTOPHER Pseudonym of US writer Kevin
POSTGATE, OLIVER UK writer and tv screenwriter
QUESTING, FRANK Writer
RAWN, MELANIE (ROBIN) (?1953- ) US writer
REEVES-STEVENS, JUDITH (EVELYN) (?1953- ) Canadian writer
ROGERS, MARK US writer, author of _The Dead_ (1989) – not Mark E. Rogers of Samurai Cat fame
SARGENT, CARL US (?) writer ... Shadowrun. And – most important – is this the same Carl Sargent, now resident in the UK, who writes books on parapsychology?
SCHMIDT, DENNIS A US writer
SELLWOOD, A.V. UK writer
SHERMAN, JOSEPHA US writer, editor and folklorist. (Who chooses to be irritatingly coy about not only her birthdate but her middle name, so don't bother asking her.)
SHULER, LINDA LAY US tv and radio producer
SIEGEL, BARBARA (B.) (?1952- ) US writer
SILKE, JAMES R. US writer ... Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer
SKINNER, MARTYN (? - ) UK narrative poet
SMITH, NYX Working name of US writer N(athan) Y(ale) X(avier) Smith
SNELL, EDMUND (1889-? ) (UK author who wrote in Hutchinson's Magazine)
STOKES, MANNING LEE US writer
UMANSKY, KAYE US writer
VINES, (WALTER) SHERARD (1890-? ) UK academic and writer
WAUGH, SYLVIA (?1935- ) UK teacher and writer
WEISMAN, JORDAN K. US writer ... Shadowrun
WELLS, ERNEST (1902- ) US [????] writer
WHAM, TOM US author
WHITTEMORE, EDWARD US writer
WORRELL, KATHLEEN L. US writer ... sole collection The Red Serape (coll ?1924)
Do you have a firm birth date for any of the above? We need only the year, not the day or month. (The book also lists year of death where applicable.) If you can help, click here to send e-mail to David Langford (Contributing Editor).
AAMODT, DONALD (US) – thanks, Lawrence Watt-Evans.
AGINS, PHYLLIS CAROL (US) – thanks, Mark Stackpole.
ANDERSON, DANA (US) – thanks, Mark Stackpole.
ANTRIM, DONALD (US) – thanks, Gordon Van Gelder.
ARNOLD, MARK ALAN (US) – thanks, Alan Rodgers and Beth Meacham.
BABBITT, LUCY CULLYFORD – thanks, Mark Stackpole.(US)
BARRY, J.A. (Aus) – cancel request: this entry now cut.
BECKE, LOUIS (Aus) – cancel request: this entry now cut.
BECQUER, GUSTAVO ADOLFO (Spain) – thanks, Haydn Rawlinson.
BELL, JULIE (US artist) – thanks, Keith R.A. DeCandido.
CALLANDER, DON (US) – thanks, Mark Stackpole.
CHIN, M. LUCIE (US) – thanks, Lucie Chin and Gordon Van Gelder.
DAY, J(AMES) WENTWORTH (1899-?1983) (UK) – thanks, Mark Stackpole.
DEVEREAUX, ROBERT (US) – thanks, Lawrence Watt-Evans and RD himself.
ESTES, ELEANOR (UK) – thanks, Mark Stackpole.
FINDLEY, NIGEL (?1959-1995) (US writer) – confirmed: thanks, Mark Stackpole.
FISCHER, HARRY OTTO (1910-? ) (US writer, Fritz Leiber's pal and original creator of Fafhrd and the Mouser; died 198??) – thanks, Kirsten Gong-Wong ofLocus.
FLINT, KENNETH C. (US) – thanks, Mark Stackpole.
FROST, MARK (US) – thanks, Mark Stackpole.
GURNEY, JAMES (UK artist--Dinotopia) – thanks, Mark Stackpole.
HALDEMAN, LINDA (WILSON) (?1935-1988) (US writer) – confirmed: thanks, Mark Stackpole.
HARMAN, ANDREW (UK writer) – thanks, John Jarrold.
HIGGINS, GRAHAM (UK illustrator and cartoonist) – thanks, Graham Higgins and Terry Pratchett.
KIRSTEIN, ROSEMARY (? -? ) US author – thanks, Rosemary Kirstein and Gordon Van Gelder.
KOSSAK-SZCCZUCKA, ZOFIA (? - ) (Polish novelist) – thanks, Mark Stackpole.
KRASINSKI, ZYGMUNT (? - ) (Polish dramatist) – thanks, Mark Stackpole.
LEE, JOHN (?1940- ) (Writer and publicist, born in Iraq of UK parents, resident in the USA since 1963) – thanks, Susan Protter and Gordon Van Gelder.
LISLE, HOLLY (? - ) (US writer) – thanks, Mark Stackpole.
LITTLE, BENTLEY (? - ) (US writer) – thanks, Dominick Abel and Gordon Van Gelder.
LOWDER, JAMES (? – ) (US writer, exclusively of works for the TSR fantasy game group) – thanks, Mary Kirchoff, TSR and Gordon Van Gelder.
MURRAY, FRIEDA (? – ) (US writer) – thanks, Frieda Murray and Gordon Van Gelder.
POWER, SUSAN US writer, of Sioux ancestry – thanks, Mark Stackpole.
RUFF, MATT US writer – thanks, Gordon Van Gelder.
SCHIKANEDER, EMANUEL [DATES? NATIONALITY?] Librettist of Mozart's The Magic Flute (1791) – thanks, Ahasuerus, Michael Scott Rohan and Mark Stackpole.
SHINN, SHARON US writer – thanks, Gordon Van Gelder.
SMITH, STEPHANIE A(NN) US writer – thanks, Gordon Van Gelder.
SNYDER, MIDORI US writer – thanks, Gordon Van Gelder and Midori Snyder.
WHITE, MEL US artist – thanks, Mark Stackpole.
WOOLLEY, PERSIA US author of Arthurian fiction – thanks, Mark Stackpole.
WYATT, HORACE – thanks, Mark Stackpole.