K. V. BAILEY has contributed essays and reviews to Foundation, The Wellsian, The Australian Science Fiction Review, and other critical journals and symposia. He has been Senior Lecturer in History at Daneshill College, was Chief Education Officer at the British Broadcasting Corporation, and has worked extensively in the field of environmental education. His books include The Listening Schools (1976), and Past, Present, Future (1982); his verse collections include a volume of poetry for children, Broomstick-drive (1985), Distant Music (1987), and The Sky Giants (1989).
MARTHA BARTTER, Associate Professor of English at Truman State University, teaches American Literature, Science Fiction, Fantasy, American Indian Literature, Creative Writing, and Composition. She is the Treasurer of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts and the author of The Way to Ground Zero: The Atomic Bomb in American Science Fiction (Greenwood 1988). Her articles on and reviews of science fiction have appeared in a variety of journals.
JOHN FOSTER is the Director of the Centre for Children’s Literature at the University of South Australia, where he has lectured in children’s literature for more than twenty years. He has co-authored three books, spoken at conferences on five continents, had articles published in numerous journals, and has been awarded fellowships to carry out research in Munich and Osaka. He is National Vice President of the Children’s Book Council of Australia and Australian Vice President of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). Currently, he is completing a book on popular literature for children and adolescents.