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Peary, Danny

Entry updated 19 February 2024. Tagged: Author, Critic.

(1949-    ) US film scholar and author of many works on sports. He is perhaps best known for his first book, Cult Movies: The Classics, the Sleepers, the Weird and the Wonderful (coll: 1981), and its two sequels; these include a number of entries on Horror and sf Cinema. Of direct sf interest is Omni's Screen Flights/Screen Fantasies: The Future According to Science Fiction Cinema (anth: 1984; vt Journeys to the Future: Tomorrow's World in Science Fiction Cinema 2005), much of which first appeared in Omni. This comprises essays on sf film by Isaac Asimov, Harlan Ellison, Harry Harrison, Frederik Pohl, Robert Silverberg and others, plus Interviews conducted by Peary with such Cinema notables as Michael Crichton and Ridley Scott. Peary published the short fantasy "A Shaggy Dog's Tail" in Kender, Gully Dwarves, and Gnomes (anth 1987) edited by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. [GSt/DRL]

Daniel Peary

born West Philippi, West Virginia: 8 August 1949


nonfiction (highly selected)

works as editor


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