John Baxter


Born
in Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
January 01, 1939

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John Baxter (born 1939 in Randwick, New South Wales) is an Australian-born writer, journalist, and film-maker.

Baxter has lived in Britain and the United States as well as in his native Sydney, but has made his home in Paris since 1989, where he is married to the film-maker Marie-Dominique Montel. They have one daughter, Louise.

He began writing science fiction in the early 1960s for New Worlds, Science Fantasy and other British magazines. His first novel, though serialised in New Worlds as THE GOD KILLERS, was published as a book in the US by Ace as The Off-Worlders. He was Visiting Professor at Hollins College in Virginia in 1975-1976. He has written a number of short stories and novels in that genre and a book about SF in the movies, as
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“Having access to the library was all well and good, but as a collector you had to own the book.”
John Baxter, A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict

“The whole point of collecting is the thrill of acquisition, which must be maximized, and maintained at all costs.”
John Baxter, A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict

“Though griffe literally translates as 'claw,' Parisians have redefined it to mean 'stamp,' 'label,' or 'signature.' It describes the pattern of favorite cafes, shops, walks, meeting places, which each of us imposes on the city and which makes it uniquely 'our Paris.' A griffe is no trivial thing. As surely as a passport, it identifies one as a bona fide resident, with loves, hates, tastes, and prejudices.”
John Baxter, Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas

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