Gorman Beauchamp, who is an Associate Professor of Humanities at the University of Michigan, is the author of Jack London (1984) and of many articles in a wide variety of journals; he is currently working on a book-length study of the dystopian imagination.
William J. Collins is a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, and is author of a forthcoming article in Studies in American Fiction. He is currently studying alternative history in science fiction.
Robert Crossley, literary executor for the estate of Olaf Stapledon, teaches English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has contributed essays to Death and the Serpent (1985) and to The Aesthetics of Fantasy Literature and Art (1982), as well as to several journals.
Daniel Dickinson has published over forty essays, articles, and reviews in publications such as Commonweal, National Review, Chronicles of Culture, and Reason. A sf novel, The Steel Labyrinth, is forthcoming from Andromeda Press.
Diana Greene is author of Insidious Intent: An Interpretation of Fedor Sologub's "The Petty Demon" (1986). An independent scholar, she teaches part-time at SUNY-Plattsburgh.
Marcia K. Houtman teaches English at Western Illinois University. Her other publications on C. S. Lewis have appeared in The Lamp-Post and in Christianity and Literature.
Keith N. Hull, Acting Chair of the English Department at the University of Wyoming, has published articles in journals such as Texas Quarterly, South Atlantic Quarterly, and Western American Literature.
William C. Johnson is an Associate Professor of English at Northern Illinois University. His various articles have appeared in journals such as English Studies, Studies in English Literature, and Classical Quarterly.
David M. Miller, a frequent contributor and guest Co-Editor of this special issue, is also an Advisory Editor to this journal. He is author of Frank Herbert (1981), John Milton: Poetry (1971), and The Net of Hephaestus (1971).
Lance Olsen, a previous contributor to MFS, teaches in the English Department of the University of Kentucky. A creative writer and a literary critic with several publications in both fields, Olsen's first critical book, Ellipse of Uncertainty: An Introduction to Postmodern Fantasy, is forthcoming from Greenwood Press.
Dieter Petzold is an Associate Professor of English at Erlangen University in West Germany. He is author of books on J. R. R. Tolkien (1980), on fantasy literature (1981), and on Daniel Defoe (1982).
Nicholas Ruddick teaches English at the University of Regina in Canada. His other publications have appeared in Massachusetts Studies in English, Poetics Today, Sphinx, and Science-Fiction Studies.
Michael Szporer, from Ohio State University—Mansfield, is currently a senior Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature in Skopje, Yugoslavia. He has previously published in Film Quarterly and in Perspectives on Contemporary Literature.
Gary K. Wolfe, Dean and Professor of Humanities of the College of Education, Roosevelt University, is author of The Known and the Unknown: The Iconography of Science Fiction (1981), of David Lindsay (1982), and of various essays and reviews in a variety of journals. His Critical Terms in Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Documented Glossary is scheduled for publication by Greenwood Press in 1986. [End Page 2]