Born as Paul le Page Barnett in Aberdeen, Scotland, Grant has sometimes written under his own name (Paul Barnett), as Eve Devereux, and under various other pseudonyms; he has also ghostwritten a number of books. The author of some 70 books in all (excluding ghostwritten books), he has published several original novels as well as one novel in the Judge Dredd series and, with Joe Dever, 11 novels and a novella collection in the Legends of Lone Wolf series; edited several anthologies, beginning with Aries 1 (1979) and most recently New Writings in the Fantastic (2007); and has written dozens of nonfiction works, including several relating to fantasy and science fiction. His collaborators have included David Langford and, as illustrator, Bob Eggleton. With John Clute, he co-edited The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) for which he also wrote all the cinema entries. He has written numerous short stories, articles and columns. At present, Barnett lives in New Jersey with his wife, Pamela Scoville, a noted animation art expert and co-founder with her late husband Michael of the Animation Art Guild.
Electric Children: Roots & Branches of Modern Folk-Rock, 1976, (translation & expansion) as Paul Barnett
Planet Earth: An Encyclopedia of Geology, 1977, as Paul Barnett (co-editor with Anthony Hallam & Peter Hutchinson)
Aries I, 1979, edited as John Grant
Phaidon Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 1979, as Paul Barnett, edited by John-David Yule (Contributing Editor)
The Book of Time, 1980, as John Grant (co-editor with Colin Wilson)
A Directory of Discarded Ideas, Ashgrove Press 1981, as John Grant
The Directory of Possibilities, 1981, as John Grant (co-editor with Colin Wilson)
A Book of Numbers, 1982, as John Grant
Dreamers: A Geography of Dreamland Ashgrove Press 1983
The Truth About the Flaming Ghoulies, 1983, as John Grant
Sex Secrets of Ancient Atlantis, 1986, as John Grant
Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters, Harper & Row 1987, as John Grant. ISBN 978-0-06-015777-7 (first edition)
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