HILLEGAS, Mark R.
(1926-)
   US sf critic and professor of English who has been based at Southern Illinois University. In 1961 he gave, at Colgate, one of the first university-level classes in sf in the USA (SF IN THE CLASSROOM). His academic study The Future as Nightmare: H.G. Wells and theAnti-Utopians (1967) deals primarily with such MAINSTREAM WRITERS of DYSTOPIAS as Karel CAPEK, Aldous HUXLEY, C.S. LEWIS, George ORWELL and Yevgeny ZAMIATIN; it has become a standard reference. A later work ed MRH is Shadows of Imagination: The Fantasies of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams (anth 1969). His sf criticism, which includes a number ofessays, was all published in the 1960s and 1970s. He won the PILGRIM AWARD in 1992.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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