Douglas Barbour (1940-2021)

Canadian author, editor, and scholar Douglas Barbour, 81, died September 25, 2021 of lung cancer.

Douglas Fleming Barbour was born March 21, 1940 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He co-edited Tesseracts 2 (1987) with Phyllis Gottlieb, and wrote many essays, reviews, and letters for fanzines and SF journals. Barbour’s dissertation was Patterns of Meaning in the SF Novels of Ursula K. Le Guin, Joanna Russ and Samuel R. Delany, 1962-1972″, and he wrote non-fiction volume Worlds Out of Words: The SF Novels of Samuel R. Delany (1979). He moved to Edmonton in 1969, becoming a professor at the University of Alberta. Barbour wrote many volumes of poetry, and was also an accomplished poetry critic.



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