Colin Manlove (1942-2020)

Critic and editor Colin Manlove, 78, died June 1, 2020 following a long illness.

He wrote extensive criticism, mostly on fantasy, beginning with Modern Fantasy: Five Studies (1975). Other books include The Impulse of Fantasy Literature (1983), Science Fiction: Ten Explorations (1986), C.S. Lewis: His Literary Achievement (1987), Christian Fantasy: From 1200 to the Present (1992), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Patterning of a Fantastic World: A Reader’s Companion (1993), Scottish Fantasy Literature: A Critical Survey (1994), The Fantasy Literature of England (1999), From Alice to Harry Potter: Children’s Fantasy in England (2003), The Order of Harry Potter: Literary Skill in the Hogwarts (2010), and George MacDonald’s Children’s Fantasies and the Divine Imagination (2019). He also edited An Anthology of Scottish Fantasy (1996), and won an IAFA Award for Distinguished Scholarship in 1989.

Colin Nicholas Manlove was born May 4, 1942 in Falkirk, Scotland. He taught English Literature at the University of Edinburgh until retiring in 1993. He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn, and is survived by his sons and grandchildren.

For more, see his entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

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