After a career in the academy, Canadian-born Grant Allen struck out on his own to make his name as a writer. His early focus was on scientific topics, though he later expanded into fiction, as well. Allen was an early proponent of Darwin's theory of evolution and helped to popularize the idea through his writing. His biography Charles Darwin is an engaging and comprehensive look at the scientist's life and work.
This enormously popular bestseller highlights all of Canadian-born author Grant Allen's trademark literary gifts. Featuring an indefatigable female detective, What's Bred In the Bone is a fast-paced read that's packed with plot twists that will keep you guessing until the very last page.
Canadian writer Grant Allen gained prominence as an ardent defender of Darwin's theory of evolution. In this volume, a select group of Allen's writings on the topic of evolution are presented. They range in tone from serious to lighthearted and take the form of essays, poems, and vignettes.
Though his first focus as a writer was scientific nonfiction, Grant Allen soon expanded into other genres and was met with resounding success. This collection of suspense, mystery, and horror tales offers a well-rounded introduction to Allen's remarkably versatile work.
A scientist and scholar by trade, Grant Allen was a prodigious writer who dabbled in many different genres over the course of his career, playing a significant role in the development of both detective fiction and science fiction. This collection of short stories runs the gamut in terms of theme and subject matter, but all of the tales highlight Allen's fascination with the weird, mysterious and uncanny.
Canadian author Grant Allen dabbled in a vast number of literary genres over the course of his career, and of all of his published work, perhaps none more accurately depicts his unique talents than Science in Arcady. This delightful essay collection touches on a number of topics, but many of the pieces are tied together with themes of travel and science.