- MANLOVE, C(olin) N(icholas)
- (1942-)UK critic. Most of his work of interest has focused on FANTASY, beginning with Modern Fantasy: Five Studies (coll 1975). The Impulse of Fantasy Literature (1983) concentrates on UK fantasy, and tends not todeal with the more recent popularity of the genre in the USA. C.S. Lewis: His Literary Achievement (1987) competently argues the case for an authorwho divides critics into acolytes and disbelievers (C.S. LEWIS); further studies of fantasy interest include Christian Fantasy: from 1200 to the Present (1992) and Scottish Fantasy (1994), a survey. Of direct sfinterest is Science Fiction: Ten Explorations (coll 1986), which smoothly (though at times gingerly) engages with the fiction of 10 writers,including some, like Philip Jose FARMER and Gene WOLFE, who have received relatively little academic attention.JC
Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. Academic. 2011.