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Henry Gee

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Henry Gee
Biographical information
EducationUniversity of Leeds,
University of Cambridge
OccupationAuthor, biologist, palaeontologist
LocationNorfolk, UK
WebsiteOfficial website

Henry Gee is a biologist and author of The Science of Middle-earth, as well as being the current editor of The Tolkien Society's scholarly journal Mallorn.



Henry Gee was awarded a BA in zoology and genetics from the University of Leeds in 1984 before going on to complete a PhD in zoology at the University of Cambridge in 1991;[1] before finishing his doctorate, he joined the staff of Nature in 1987 where he is now a senior editor of biological sciences.[2] At Nature he devised and edits the "Futures" science-fiction series for which he won the Best Publisher award from the European Science Fiction Society in 2005.[3]

Aside from his work in biology, Henry Gee has gained notoriety in the Tolkien community as the author of The Science of Middle-earth, the editor of Mallorn, and the special correspondent on science matters - under the pseudonym of "Olog-Hai"[1] - at In particular, as editor of Mallorn Gee has received both praise and criticism from members of The Tolkien Society due to the editorial changes which he has made to the journal. See also: Mallorn (journal)



Journals (editor)



  1. 1.0 1.1 Henry Gee, The Science of Middle-earth (London: Souvenir Press, 2005), p. 255
  2. "About the Editors", Nature
  3. "Announcements: Mallorn Turns Over a New Leaf" in Amon Hen, no. 208, November 2007, p. 6
  4. Henry Gee, The Science of Middle-earth (New York: Cold Spring Press, 2004); ISBN 0-285-63723-1
  5. Henry Gee, "Exhibition: A hobbit-forming show" in Nature, vol. 425, no. 6957, 2 October 2003, p. 455
  6. Henry Gee, "Kicking the hobbit habit" in Nature News, 8 November 2004
  7. Henry Gee, "In a hole in the ground" in Nature, vol. 446, no. 7139, 26 April 2007, pp. 979-80

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