Mycroft Morris Melville Johannson (October 30, 1901 - November 2, 1999) was an Author and a Poet, writing in almost all Genres of Fiction in the Dewey Decimal System, writing the most numbers of Novels and Short Stories and earning a reputation for his knowledge of using the English Language. At the end of his life, he won the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Nobel Prize for Literature. Howard Phillips Lovecraft remarked after meeting him, "If you ever knew the english language as well as he did, there would be no need for critics because you've already won."
Mycroft was born in Greenwich Village in the United Kingdoms to Howard and Katherine Knolls Johannson. His Father was a Newspaper Editor and his mother was an English Teacher at the University in London.
Early Life and CareerEdit
He was brought up in the southside of London in his Father's house while his mother was called to subsitute for a teacher in the United States. There his father began trying to teach him how to read before he could even speak and he learned how to read at the age of one. When his mother returned, he gained interest in reading her expansive library and read the Russian Literatures of Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dolstoyevsky, but also reading more into the Victorian Literatures of the Bronte Sisters and Charles Dickens.
At the age of 3, he read his mother's entire library and learned more than a normal 3 year old. His father called him, "A Raving Prodigy!"
Somewhere around the age of four and five, Johannson read a story by Algernon Blackwood and became intrigued with the Ghost Story Idea and began writing a ghost story himself. He published it with the help of his father, who supported him all the way and because of the story, he earned recognition by some of the greatest literary writers of his time.
He continued writing on with some ghost stories and some Regular Fiction throughout his childhood and was offered an education at Oxford University when he turned the age of 18. He accepted it while he was twelve.
At the age of 18, he attended Oxford University and earned a Ph.D. in Physics and Majored in English.
At the age of 28, he picked up a copy of Weird Tales and read deeply into the stories published in there. Afterwards, he hurried and wrote a story based in a world of fantasy and sent it to the magazine publisher. After a while, he received a letter saying he was accepted, which gave him an Idea to continue writing these kind of stories.
During his course of the career, he began sending more letters than he did before and received letters from famous authors such as H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard. He published his first novel at the age of 30 and continued writing novels for the Magazine for a long while afterwards.
This is only a partial Biography, to see the entire Bibliography, Go to: Mycroft Johannson/Bibliography
The Xorique Sequence
- Seven by Seven
- The Wizard Wind From Mars
- Xorique Calling
- Eros on Wings of Devils
- The Sepulchre of King Atheq
- The Arab and the Fork
- Black and White, Red and Blue
- The Twelfth Stroke of Midnight
- City in the Sky
- Edging a Fantasy
- The Forked Serpent
- The Divine Nature of Things Regarding Hadar
- Muhammad Knows
- Signal the Standard
- King of The Dragon People
- Shadow From the Marsh
- Awaken Karcalis
- Demon Keeper
- Duluadias Calls for A Warrior
- My Lord, King Golganis
- The Dead Land Beyond the Mountains
- The Shores Beyond