SEARLES, (William) Baird


SEARLES, (William) Baird
(1934-1993)
   US writer known mainly for his several nonfiction works on sf and fantasy, beginning with Stranger in a Strange Land \& Other Works (1975 chap) and continuing with The Science Fiction Quizbook (1976) with Martin Last,(1929-) A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction (1979) with Last,Michael Franklin and Beth MEACHAM, A Reader's Guide to Fantasy (1982) with Franklin and Meacham, and Films of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1988). With Brian Thomsen he edited Halflings, Hobbits, Warrows \& Weefolk: A Collection of Tales of Heroes Short in Stature (anth 1991). He is a useful figure in the field as a practical critic and guide.
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   See also: ISAAC ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE.

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