John Collier (writer)

   John Collier (1901-1980) was an English writer. Collier's novels and short stories are famous for their imaginative and ironic plots. Many are fantasies or horror stories with satirical overtones, such as the title story of the collection Green Thoughts (1932) and the novel His Monkey Wife (1930). Another novel, Full Circle (1933), predicts what life in England might be like in 1995, after war has ruined the country and turned the people into savages. Other works by Collier include Indians of the Americas (1947) and Milton's Paradise Lost (1973), a "screenplay for the cinema of the mind."