Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Dennis, Ian

(1952-    ) Canadian writer. His Arabian Fantasy Bagdad (1985) and its direct continuation The Prince of Stars (1987) make great use of Eastern folklore, retold in an ornate oral storyteller's style; the many individual moral tales related by the characters are ultimately much more satisfying than the Frame Story, which is an adventure tale of the overthrow of the caliphate by a political/religious leader, and of a chase across Arabia. [DVB]

Ian Dennis


This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.