(September 12, 1940 –)
John Frederick Clute, a Canadian author and critic specializing in SF and fantasy literature, has lived mostly in England since 1969. He has been described as "an integral part of science fiction's history."
He was one of eight people who founded the English magazine Interzone in 1982.
Clute's articles have appeared in various publications since the 1960s. He is a co-editor of both The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and of The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, as well as author of Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia (1995). Clute is also author of the collections of reviews and essays Strokes: Essays and Reviews 1966-1986 (1988), Look at the Evidence: Essays and Reviews (1996), Scores: Reviews 1993-2003 (2003), Canary Fever: Reviews (2009), Pardon This Intrusion: Fantastika in the World Storm (2011), Stay (2014) and Sticking to the End (2022). His 2001 novel Appleseed was selected as a New York Times Notable Book for 2002.
In 2006, Clute published The Darkening Garden: A Short Lexicon of Horror.
He is married to artist Judith Clute.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1991 -- Readercon 4
- 1994 -- Pilgrim Award, 1994 Best Non-Fiction Book Hugo for The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
- 1996 -- 1996 Best Non-Fiction Book Hugo for Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia
- 1997 -- Ad Astra XVII, 1997 Best Non-Fiction Book Hugo nominee for Look at the Evidence
- 1998 -- 1998 Best Non-Fiction Book Hugo for The Encyclopedia of Fantasy
- 1999 -- ReConvene
- 2001 -- 2001: A Celebration of British Science Fiction
- 2004 -- Finncon 2004, 2004 Best Related Work Hugo nominee for Scores
- 2010 -- 2010 Best Related Work Hugo nominee for Canary Fever
- 2012 -- World Fantasy Convention 2012, Solstice Award, 2012 Best Related Work Hugo for The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Third Edition
- 2014 -- Loncon 3, First Fandom Hall of Fame
- 2021 -- ConSpire 2021
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