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J. O. Bailey

Born: Aug 12, 1903

Death: Jan 1, 1979

Nationality: United States

J. O. Bailey

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1903
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1979

James Osler Bailey was a professor of literature who taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He wrote on a wide slate of topics ranging from the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Thomas Hardy to science fiction and utopian literature. The Science Fiction Research Association gives recognition in the form of the Pilgrim Award in honor of his seminal work Pilgrims Through Space and Time. Reviewer Willy Ley, however, found the volume disappointing; while praising the core of the work, the master's thesis and doctoral dissertation written by Bailey years earlier, he faulted the remainder of the book as inferior, "obviously pasted to the original dissertation both loosely and clumsily." He was struck by a car and died later from a blood clot, in 1979.

Also known as

  • James Osler Bailey

Awards Won

  • Pilgrim Award
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