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Elkins, Charles

Entry updated 16 May 2022. Tagged: Author, Critic, Editor.

(1940-2021) US academic, for many years Professor of English at Florida International University; from 2000 teaching at the University of Northern Colorado and later Colorado State University before retiring in 2019. He also used the byline Charles L Elkins. He began to publish criticism of genre interest with the Isaac Asimov study "Asimov's Foundation Novels: Historical Materialism Distorted into Cyclical Psychohistory" in Isaac Asimov (anth 1977) edited by Martin H Greenberg and Joseph D Olander. He contributed to many critical anthologies and to the magazines Extrapolation and Science Fiction Studies, co-editing the latter with Robert M Philmus from 1980 to 1989.

Elkins co-edited the Greenwood Press symposia on Olaf Stapledon and Robert Silverberg, being The Legacy of Olaf Stapledon: Critical Essays and an Unpublished Manuscript (anth 1989) with Martin H Greenberg and Patrick A McCarthy, and Robert Silverberg's Many Trapdoors: Critical Essays on His Science Fiction (anth 1992) with Martin H Greenberg. [DRL]

Charles Leroy Elkins

born Phoenix, Arizona: 1 April 1940

died Fort Collins, Colorado: 9 December 2021

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