M. K. Joseph
Michael Kennedy Joseph (9 July 1914 – 4 October 1981) was a British-born New Zealand poet and novelist in several genres. His works range from I'll Soldier No More, A Pound of Saffron and A Soldier's Tale to the science fiction works The Hole in the Zero and The Time of Achamoth to a historical novel Kaspar's Journey based on the medieval Children's Crusade. The Hole in the Zero includes the first known use of the word "hoverboard".
Joseph was also a Professor of English at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. In 1969, he edited the 1831 text of Frankenstein for Oxford University Press; in 1980 the text was reissued in the World's Classics series.
Novels by M. K. Joseph
- I’ll Soldier No More (1958)
- A Pound of Saffron (1962)
- The Hole in the Zero (1967)
- A Soldier’s Tale (1976)
- The Time of Achamoth (1977)
- Kaspar’s Journey (1988)
- Shea, Ammon. "Hoverboard". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
- Joseph, M.K. (ed.), Mary Shelley. p. i, authors' biographies. Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. Oxford World's Classics, 1998.
- Joseph, M.K. (ed.), Mary Shelley. p. iv, copyright notices. Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. Oxford World's Classics, 1998.
- New Zealand Book Council: M. K. Joseph 
- Roger Robinson and Nelson Wattie, The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1998, p. 274.
- M. K. Joseph at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Review of I'll Soldier No More
- M K Joseph's War Novel I'll Soldier No More
- Cover of A Soldier's Tale (1976)
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