(1948-2015) US author, editor, publisher and fan – once editor of the New Orleans SF Association Fanzine Nolazine – who began to publish fiction of genre interest with "Hunting the Dragonblood" in Chrysalis 9 (anth 1981) edited by Roy Torgeson. He is best known for his Titan fantasy trilogy, beginning with Lord of the Crooked Paths (1987) and retelling Greek Mythology. The Third Beast (2000) is a very Near Future work of Survivalist Fiction whose anthropologist hero sees Devolution at work in suburban America and soon requires much fire-power to cope with the prowling hordes of regressed degenerates.
Adkins's Small Press PDA Enterprises published his own Edgar Rice Burroughs Bibliography and Price Guide (1974 chap) as P H Adkins, plus work by David H Keller – including The Last Magician: Nine Stories from "Weird Tales" (coll 1978 chap), assembling previously uncollected stories – and Jack Williamson. With John H Guidry he edited Edgar Rice Burroughs's Forgotten Tales of Love and Murder (coll 2001), again making previously uncollected work available. [DRL]
Patrick H Adkins
born New Orleans, Louisiana: 9 January 1948
died Gretna, Louisiana: 7 April 2015
- The Third Beast (Bloomington, Indiana: Xlibris Corporation, 2000) [first serialized 1995 in the E-Zine Strange Excursions: pb/]
works as editor
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