Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
King, Tappan

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(1950-    ) US editor and writer who worked for Bantam Books before becoming editor (1986-1989) of Rod Serling's the Twilight Zone Magazine, where he tended to restrict his fantasy to tales ranging from Slick Fantasy through Dark Fantasy. His first novel was Nightshade * (1976) with his wife Beth Meacham (1951-    ), tied to the Weird Heroes sequence of fantasies. Down Town: A Fantasy (1985) with Viido Polikarpus (1946-    ), who also illustrated the book, is an Urban Fantasy whose young protagonist finds underneath New York an Otherworld called Down Town, whose evil ruler he defeats. [JC]

Tappan Wright King


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.