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Stannard, Russell

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1931-    ) UK physicist and author, much of whose nonfiction attempts to reconcile modern science and Religion. He is of sf interest for the Uncle Albert series of didactic tales for relatively young readers beginning with The Time and Space of Uncle Albert (1989). The structure of the sequence – children present Uncle Albert with questions, which he answers through guided tours of the physical universe – resembles George Gamow's Mr Tompkins books, which Stannard updated as The New World of Mr Tompkins (coll 2001). His individual tales inhabit the same pedagogical territory. [JC]

Russell Stannard

born London: 24 December 1931

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