Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author, Critic.
(1940- ) US academic, who often writes as Joe Sanders; his E E "Doc" Smith (1986) is a competent study of E E Smith, and Roger Zelazny: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography (1980) was a useful early tool in Roger Zelazny studies; it has not, however, been updated to cover the last fifteen years of his career. Michael Bishop and the Persistence of Wonder: A Critical Study of the Writings (2021) rightly takes Michael Bishop's humane intensity as central to his long career.
Science Fiction Fandom (anth 1994) assembles a wide-ranging set of essays about sf Fandom; Functions of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (anth 1995), assembles papers, as designated in the subtitle, primarily for academic readers; and The Sandman Papers (anth 2006) assembles critical essays on Neil Gaiman's Sandman Comics. From 1975 Sanders has written many reviews for various journals, including the New York Review of Science Fiction. [JC]
Joseph Lee Sanders
born Crawfordsville, Indiana: 29 June 1940
- E E "Doc" Smith (Mercer Island, Washington: Starmont House, 1986) [nonfiction: E E Smith: pb/Stephen E Fabian]
- Roger Zelazny: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography (Boston, Massachusetts: G K Hall and Company, 1980) [nonfiction: Roger Zelazny: hb/]
- Michael Bishop and the Persistence of Wonder: A Critical Study of the Writings (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Company, 2021) [nonfiction: Michael Bishop: pb/]
works as editor
- Science Fiction Fandom (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1994) [nonfiction: anth: Fandom: hb/]
- Functions of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1995) [nonfiction: anth: hb/]
- The Sandman Papers (Westlake Village, California: Fantagraphics Books, 2006) [nonfiction: anth: Neil Gaiman: hb/]
- The Heritage of Heinlein: A Critical Reading of the Fiction (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Company, 2013) with Thomas D Clareson [nonfiction: completion by Sanders of Clareson's manuscript: Robert A Heinlein: pb/]
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