- NEILSON, Keith (Townsend Olaf)
- (1935-)US academic of importance in the field of sf and fantasy scholarship for editing (anon: both books were created under the umbrella editorship of Frank N. Magill (1907-)) the 5-vol Survey of Science Fiction Literature (anth 1979) and the 5-vol Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature (anth 1983); each contains about 500 essays, averaging about 2000 words, on individual books and series. Although (inevitably) some essays are weak or wrong-headed, many are strong and original, and the two surveys present between them an indispensible series of critical responses to the literature.JC
Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. Academic. 2011.