a writer who engages in world-building n.
Imaginary world-builders, like Mr. Spencer, lay their foundations in shallows.
Mind in Matter (ed. 3) 158
Now he [sc. Edmond Hamilton] ought to have the title of ‘world-builder’! Because he has a knack of building a whole new world of thrilling adventure with a few typewritten words.
Editor’s Notebook in Fantastic Adventures June 7/1
Once you step Inside the Funhouse…you will see that the world-builders are just as weird as the worlds they build.
Books in Science Fiction Age Jan. 15/1
He is a world-builder, an imaginary anthropologist, and above all a stylist; and it is the conjunction of the unflagging fertility of his imagination and the elegant, chill mannerisms of his prose that generate the distinctive Vance quiddity.
History of SF x. 203
When the fictional world-builder is a seasoned world traveler like Alan Dean Foster, who is thoroughly and enthusiastically familiar with the cultural, ecological, and geographic multiplexities of the real world in realtime, the depth, detail, and emotional connection of his fictional one becomes something special.
On Books in Asimov’s Science Fiction Oct.–Nov. 188/2
any evidence 1892
James Tait, 'Mind in Matter'
Research HistoryBen Ostrowsky submitted a 2006 cite from Adam Roberts.
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