Paul Kincaid

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Paul Kincaid (born 22 September 1952 in Oldham, Lancashire) is a British science fiction critic.[1][2][3]


His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications including New Scientist, Times Literary Supplement, Literary Review, New York Review of Science Fiction, Foundation, Science Fiction Studies, Interzone and Strange Horizons. He is a former editor of Vector, the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association. He is the author of:

  • A Very British Genre: A Short History of British Fantasy and Science Fiction (BSFA, 1995)
  • What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction (Harold Wood, Essex: Beccon Publications, 2008)

He stepped down as chairman of the Arthur C. Clarke Award in April 2006 after twenty years. He is the co-editor with Andrew M. Butler of:

  • The Arthur C. Clarke Award: A Critical Anthology (Daventry, Northants: Serendip Foundation, 2006)

He was the 2006 recipient of the Clareson Award for outstanding service in the field of science fiction.


  1. ^ "Kincaid, Paul". Revised 13 November 2014. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction ( Retrieved 2015-03-27. Entry by 'PKi', Paul Kincaid.
  2. ^ Langford, David; Roberts, Adam (May 2009). Starcombing. Wildside Press LLC. pp. 178–. ISBN 9780809573431. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  3. ^ Hellekson, Karen; Jacobsen, Craig B.; Sharp, Patrick B. (2010-06-06). Practicing Science Fiction: Critical Essays on Writing, Reading and Teaching the Genre. McFarland. pp. 15–. ISBN 9780786447930. Retrieved 24 April 2012.

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