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Taylor, Angus

Entry updated 24 April 2022. Tagged: Author, Critic.

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(1945-    ) Canadian critic and academic; involved in Canadian Fandom from the 1960s through the 1980s; with the Spaced Out Library (now the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy) 1972-1975. He began to publish reviews of genre interest in Moebius Trip Library: Science Fiction Echo 17 for May 1973 (see Moebius Trip). His sharp, socio-political criticism has appeared in Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction, SF Commentary and elsewhere. Philip K. Dick & the Umbrella of Light (1975), a stimulating though too brief overview of Philip K Dick's work, is one of the earliest contributions to what was to become a huge mass of Dick criticism.

For many years Taylor taught philosophy at the University of Victoria. Animals and Ethics: An Overview of the Philosophical Debate (1999 as Magpies, Monkeys and Morals; rev vt 2003; rev 2009) makes sophisticated arguments about the implications of the concept of animal rights on human behaviour, and human rights. [PN/JC/DRL]

Angus MacDonald Taylor

born Washington, District of Columbia: 7 October 1945

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