John Grant (author)

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John Grant (born 1949) is a Scottish writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction. Born as Paul le Page Barnett, 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 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. At present, Barnett lives 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.

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  • Electric Children: Roots & Branches of Modern Folk-Rock, 1976, (translation & expansion) as Paul Barnett
  • Planet Earth: An Encyclopedia of Geology, 1977, as Paul Barnett (co-editor with A. Hallam & Peter Hutchinson)
  • Aries I, 1979, edited as John Grant
  • Phaidon Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 1979, as Paul Barnett, edited by John-David Yule (Contributing Editor)
  • The Book of Time, 1980, as John Grant (co-editor with Colin Wilson)
  • A Directory of Discarded Ideas, Ashgrove Press 1981
  • The Directory of Possibilities, 1981, as John Grant (co-editor with Colin Wilson)
  • A Book of Numbers, 1982, as John Grant
  • Dreamers: A Geography of Dreamland Ashgrove Press 1983
  • The Truth About the Flaming Ghoulies, 1983, as John Grant
  • Sex Secrets of Ancient Atlantis, 1986, as John Grant
  • Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters, Harper & Row 1987. ISBN 978-0-06-015777-7 (first edition)
  • Earthdoom! 1987, as John Grant with David Langford
  • The Advanced Trivia Quiz Book, 1987 as John Grant
  • Great Mysteries, 1988, as John Grant
  • An Introduction to Viking Mythology, 1989, as John Grant
  • The Great Unsolved Mysteries of Science, 1989, as John Grant
  • Eclipse of the Kai, 1989, as John Grant with Joe Dever
  • The Dark Door Opens, 1989, as John Grant with Joe Dever
  • The Sword of the Sun, 1989, as John Grant with Joe Dever
  • Hunting Wolf, 1990, as John Grant with Joe Dever
  • Albion, 1991, as John Grant
  • Unexplained Mysteries of the World, 1991, as John Grant
  • The Claws of Helgedad, 1991, as John Grant with Joe Dever
  • The Sacrifice of Ruanon, 1991, as John Grant with Joe Dever
  • The World, 1992, as John Grant
  • Monsters, 1992, as John Grant, US title: Monster Mysteries
  • The Birthplace, 1992, as John Grant with Joe Dever
  • The Book of the Magnakai, 1992, as John Grant with Joe Dever
  • Legends of Lone Wolf Omnibus, 1992 as John Grant with Joe Dever
  • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, 1993 (second edition), edited by John Clute and Peter Nicholls, John Grant technical editor
  • Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters 1993 (second edition), as John Grant
  • The Tellings, 1993, as John Grant with Joe Dever
  • The Lorestone of Varetta, 1993, as John Grant with Joe Dever
  • History Book, A Thog the Mighty Text (chapbook), 1994, as John Grant
  • The Secret of Kazan-Oud, 1994, as John Grant with Joe Dever
  • The Rotting Land, 1994, as John Grant with Joe Dever
  • The Hundredfold Problem, 1994, as John Grant
  • Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, 1995, as John Grant (children's retelling)
  • The Encyclopedia of Fantasy & Science Fiction Art Techniques, 1996, as John Grant with Ron Tiner
  • The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. edited by John Clute and John Grant, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. ISBN 0-312-15897-1.
  • Strider's Galaxy, [Legend] 1997, as Paul Barnett
  • Frankenstein, 1997, as John Grant (children's retelling)
  • Strider's Universe, [Orbit] 1998, as Paul Barnett
  • Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters, 1998 (third edition), as John Grant
  • Enchanted World: The Art of Anne Sudworth, 2000, as John Grant
  • Guts, 2001, as John Grant with David Langford
  • Masters of Animation, 2001, as John Grant
  • The World, 2001, as John Grant (re-issue)
  • Albion, 2001, as John Grant (re-issue)
  • The Paper Tiger Fantasy Art Gallery, 2002, as Paul Barnett
  • Perceptualistics: The Art of Jael, 2002, as John Grant
  • Dragonhenge, 2002, as John Grant with Bob Eggleton
  • The Far Enough Window, 2002, as John Grant
  • Qinmeartha and the Girl-Child LoChi, 2002, as John Grant, part of double book with The Tomb of the Old Ones by Colin Wilson
  • The Chesley Awards For Science Fiction & Fantasy Art: A Retrospective, 2003, as John Grant with Elizabeth Humphreys and Pamela D. Scoville. ISBN 978-1-904332-10-7
  • The Hundredfold Problem, 2003, as John Grant (re-issue)
  • Earthdoom! 2003, as John Grant with David Langford (re-issue)
  • Strange Pleasures 2, 2003, edited as John Grant with Dave Hutchinson
  • Take No Prisoners, 2004, as John Grant
  • Digital Art For the 21st Century, 2004, edited as John Grant with Audre Vysniauskas
  • The Stardragons, 2005 as John Grant with Bob Eggleton
  • Sci-Fi Movies, AAPPL 2006, as John Grant
  • Noir Movies, AAPPL 2006, as John Grant
  • Life-Size Dragons, 2006, as John Grant with Fred Gambino
  • Animated Movies, AAPPL 2006, as John Grant
  • Discarded Science: Ideas That Seemed Good at the Time..., Facts, Figures & Fun, 2006 ISBN 978-1-904332-49-7
  • Beer, AAPPL, 2006, as Paul Barnett
  • New Writings in the Fantastic, 2006, edited as John Grant
  • Corrupted Science: Fraud, Ideology and Politics in Science, Facts, Figures & Fun, 2007 ISBN 978-1-904332-73-2
  • The Dragons of Manhattan, 2008, as John Grant
  • Leaving Fortusa, 2008, as John Grant
  • The City In These Pages, PS Publishing, 2008, as John Grant
  • Bogus Science, or: Some People Really Believe These Things, 2009, as John Grant ISBN 978-1-904332-87-9
  • Denying Science: Conspiracy Theories, Media Distortions, and the War Against Reality, Prometheus Books, 2011 as John Grant
  • Legends of Lone Wolf Omnibus 1, Dark Quest Books, 2011, as John Grant with Joe Dever
  • The Lonely Hunter, PS Publishing, 2012 as John Grant
  • Earthdoom!, Dark Quest Books, 2012, as John Grant with David Langford (re-issue)

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