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
- Aliens and Linguists: Language Study and Science Fiction (Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 1980) [nonfiction: hb/Kelly Freas]
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