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Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by
Richard Grant

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This is a brief discussion of Richard Grant and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Richard Grant

This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Grant: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn't think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what's what.)

I don't pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Grant tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Grant worthy; in sum, to help you rank Grant (and the works by Grant listed here) on your personal literary "to do" list.



A Few Words About Richard Grant

Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the "Other Resources" section below will lead you to some information about the "Notable Books" listed farther down this page.

 

Other Richard Grant Resources

For once, Google Is Not Your Friend: the difficulties of locating material about "Richard Grant" are bad enough, but worse when one realizes that there are at least two other widely published authors of that name (at least one rather more published); our Richard Grant is not Richard E. Grant, the actor and writer; nor is he a New Zealand diplomat or a Jamaican light-heavyweight boxer or a Napa winemaker or a writer of travel books or a trumpet player; nor is he an awful lot of other people who come up in searches for that name (even when qualified by author OR writer).

That lack is little short of astonishing: even a glance at Grant's awards history should make his significance obvious; nonetheless, the web is strikingly silent on Grant (and most of what there is concerns his latest book, which is his first work that is not speculative fiction). That novel, Another Green World is discussed at Elizabeth Hand's forum--she is Grant's ex-posslq and herself an author of note)--and the posts include quotations of several important print reviews and some words from Grant, all of which, while not directly relevant here, is better than nothing.

The only generic Grant stuff I could find is Diane Rudulph's list of Grant books with cover images and snips from print reviews (Rudulph is a friend of Grant's); and a Richard Grant page at Fantastic Fiction, basically just a bibliography and awards list.

(I am now advised by Ms. Rudulph--whose name I had mis-spelled earlier--that Grant has not one but two blogs, they being:

While they are more general than specfic-particular, they are Grant resources, worth consulting.)

For anything more, we have to go to the few scattered reviews of individual Grant books (in order of publication), not all of which are really helpful: Tex and Molly in the Afterlife reviewed at Rambles; In the Land of Winter reviewed at Rambles; Kaspian Lost reviewed at Rambles; and Kaspian Lost reviewed by David Soyka at The SF Site.

Reviews of Another Green World raise hopes that Grant may become better known; if he does, perhaps some attention will be paid his earlier work.


Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by Richard Grant ***

(Some of these books are related, though I'd hesitate to call them a "series"; but I'm thinking about it.)




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