GARNETT, David S.
(1947-)
   UK writer with a BSc in economics, author of more than 50 books, many of them novels, in various genres and under various names. To differentiate himself from the elder David GARNETT he created a middle initial, and in the USA signed his early books Dav Garnett; he has published novels also as David Lee and David Ferring. Though his sf has always been action-oriented and dominated by SPACE-OPERA conventions, his first book, Mirror in the Sky (1969 US), guys those traditions with disillusioned but moderate spite; Stargonauts (1994) enjoyably broadens the assault into slapstick. His third novel, Time in Eclipse (1974) - written like its 1970s successors for ROBERT HALE LIMITED - is a comparatively ambitious effort set on a war-torn Earth whose guardian is an amnesiac obscurely bound to a vast COMPUTER. Much of his work is marred by haste, so that the anarchic subtexts pervading his most routine tales can seem unintended. Their subversiveness, however, is certainly deliberate. As editor, DSG was responsible for an original story anthology series, Zenith: The Best in New British Science Fiction (anth 1989) and Zenith 2: The Best in New British Science Fiction (anth 1990); when thesequence was terminated, he initiated - with the approval of Michael MOORCOCK - a new incarnation of NEW WORLDS, this time in anthology form,the sequence comprising New Worlds (anth 1991),New Worlds 2 (anth 1992), \#3 (anth 1993) and \#4 (anth 1994); further installments are unlikely. DSGalso ed The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook 1 (anth 1988), \#2 (anth 1989) and \#3 (anth 1990), distinguished from other year's-best anthologies by its smaller size and greater concentration on critical material, each volume including essays on the sf scene by Brian W. ALDISS, John CLUTE and DSG himself.
   JC
   Other works: The Starseekers (1971 US); The Forgotten Dimension (1975); Phantom Universe (1975); Cosmic Carousel (coll 1976).As David Lee: Destiny Past (1974).As David Ferring: The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 * (1984), novelizing a horror film; the Konrad trilogy set in the Warhammer fantasy gaming world (GAMES WORKSHOP), comprising Konrad * (1990), Shadowbreed * (1991) and Warblade *(1993).
   See also: ANTHOLOGIES; GAME-WORLDS.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • David S. Garnett — (born 1947) is a UK science fiction author and editor whose novels include Cosmic Carousel, Stargonauts and Bikini Planet. He edited a paperback anthology revival of Michael Moorcock s New Worlds magazine, two Zenith anthologies of original… …   Wikipedia

  • Garnett — can refer to:People* Alvester Garnett (b.1970), American jazz drummer * Angelica Garnett, author, artist * Carlos Garnett, jazz saxophonist * Christopher Garnett, railway executive * Constance Garnett, translator * David Garnett, writer,… …   Wikipedia

  • David Garnett — (* 9. März 1892 in Brighton, East Sussex; † 17. Februar 1981 in Montcuq, Dépt. Lot) war ein britischer Schriftsteller, Verleger und Mitglied der Bloomsbury Group. David Garnett war der einzige Sohn des Verlagslektors Edward Garnett und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • David Farragut — David Glasgow Farragut Born July 5, 1801(1801 07 05) Campbell s Station, Tennessee …   Wikipedia

  • David Brooks (rugby union) — David Kenneth Brooks (12 March 1924 January 2002) was a Rugby Union player who played for the Harlequin F. C. in Twickenham, Surrey. He managed the British Lions on their 1968 tour to South Africa and presided the RFU for a short time from 1981… …   Wikipedia

  • David Garnett — This article is about the Bloomsbury author. For the science fiction author, see David S. Garnett. David Garnett Born 9 March 1892(1892 03 09) Died …   Wikipedia

  • David Garnett — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Garnett. David Garnett David Garnett (9 mars 1892, Brighton, Angleterre – 17 février …   Wikipédia en Français

  • David Syme — For the American pianist of the same name, see David Syme (pianist). David Syme (2 October 1827 – 14 February 1908) was a Scottish Australian newspaper proprietor of The Age and regarded as the father of protection in Australia who had immense… …   Wikipedia

  • David Robinson (basketball) — David Robinson No. 50 Center Personal information Date of birth August 6, 1965 (1965 08 06) …   Wikipedia

  • David Nightingale Hicks — Born 25 March 1929(1929 03 25) Died 29 March 1998(1998 03 29) (aged 69) Spouse Lady Pamela Hicks Children …   Wikipedia

  • David Niven — (1973) James David Graham Niven (* 1. März 1910 in London, England; † 29. Juli 1983 in Château d’Œx, Schweiz) war ein britischer Schauspieler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”