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Scott, Allan

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1952-    ) UK author who after both editing and writing for the Oxford University SF Group's Amateur Magazine SFinx in the early 1970s began professionally publishing work of genre interest with "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" in Peter Davison's Book of Alien Monsters (anth 1982) edited anonymously by Richard Evans. His first book publication was The Hammer and the Cross (1980 chap) with Michael Scott Rohan, a nonfiction study of the coming of Christianity to the Vikings. Norse myth, in which Scott is deeply versed, is central to the novel The Ice King (1986; vt Burial Rites 1987), again with Michael Scott Rohan, writing together as Michael Scot. A further collaboration with Rohan, the fantasy romp A Spell of Empire: The Horns of Tartarus (1992), was published under their real names. Solo, Scott wrote another fantasy somewhat in the Nordic vein of The Ice King, complex and dark and involving Timeslips: The Dragon in the Stone (1991). [JC/DRL]

Allan James Julius Scott

born London: 4 December 1952




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