Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Harman, Andrew

(1964-    ) UK writer of comic fantasies, the first five comprising the Firkin sequence – The Sorcerer's Appendix (1993), The Frogs of War (1994), The Tome Tunnel (1994) and Fahrenheit 666 (1995) – set in the opposing medieval Fantasyland kingdoms of Rhyngill and Chranachan. There is a good deal of Magic, usually botched, and some Twice-Told fairytales. 101 Damnations (1995) shifts venue to our world's present. AH's humour tends to slapstick. He is one of several UK writers to generate work of this sort on the model – but without the wit – of Terry Pratchett. [JC]

Andrew Harman


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.