Robert Lionel Fanthorpe is a British priest and entertainer. At various times he has worked as a dental technician, journalist, teacher, television presenter, author, and lecturer.
Born in Dereham in Norfolk, he currently lives in Cardiff in South Wales, where he was Director of Media Studies and lecturer in Religious Studies at the Sixth form college of the Cardiff Academy.
He has written a (vast) number of SF/fantasy books — during his main writing years, 1954-1965, he may have been the most prolific writer in the field.
In 2002, Reminiscon Fifty was held to celebrate his 50th anniversary of publishing.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1990 — Uniconze
- 1993 — Orycon 15
- 1998 — Orycon 20
- 1999 — ArmadaCon 1999
- 2003 — ArmadaCon 15
- 2004 — ArmadaCon 16
- 2009 — ArmadaCon 21
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