John Clute

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(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 GoH at Loncon 3, the 2014 Worldcon.

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.

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