Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Raeper, William

(1959-    ) UK author whose fiction consists of a minor fantasy series – A Witch in Time (1993) and Warrior of Light (1993) – and of The Troll and the Butterfly, and Other Stories (coll 1987). Of more general interest is his work on George MacDonald: Fantasy King: A Biography of George MacDonald (1987; vt George MacDonald 1988) and The Gold Thread: Essays on George MacDonald (anth 1990). The latter's essays attempt to redeem MacDonald from C S Lewis's condescending vision of him as an idiot savant blessed with a sectarian Christian vision. [JC]

William Raeper


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