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John Grant (born 1949) is a Scottish writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction. Born as Paul le Page Barnett, Grant has sometimes written under his own name "Paul Barnett" or as "Eve Devereux". The author of some 70 books in all, he has published numerous original novels, as well as one novel in the Judge Dredd series and 11 novels and a novella collection in the Legends of Lone Wolf series; edited several anthologies, beginning with Aries 1 (1979) and most recently the major anthology New Writings in the Fantastic (2007); and has written or collaborated on dozens of non-fiction 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.


  • A Directroy of Discarded Ideas, Ashgrove Press 1981
  • Dreamers, Ashgrove Press 1984
  • Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters, Harper & Row 1987. ISBN 978-0060157777
  • Unexplained Mysteries of the World (1991)
  • Clute, John and Grant, John. The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. New York: St Martin's Press, 1997. ISBN 0-312-15897-1.
  • The Chesley Awards For Science Fiction & Fantasy Art : A Retrospective, AAPPL 2003. ISBN 978-1904332107
  • The Far Enough Window
  • The Hundredfold Problem
  • Albion
  • The World
  • Qinmeartha and the Girl-Child LoChi
  • Corrupted Science, ff&f, 2007

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