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Meyers, Walter E

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author, Critic.

(1939-    ) US academic based at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. A grammarian and medievalist, WEM has also been teaching sf and fantasy since the 1970s (currently with John Kessel). His first book of genre interest, Aliens and Linguists: Language Study and Science Fiction (1980), is an excellent and amusing work on Linguistics in sf; the argument is updated in "The Language and Languages of Science Fiction" in Fictional Space: Essays on Contemporary Science Fiction (anth 1991) edited by Tom Shippey. WEM has published other essays on sf in a number of critical anthologies, and has written several books in his other specialities. [PN]

Walter Earl Meyers

born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 1 July 1939

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