Kendrick Frazier is a well-known science writer and editor with long-standing interests in astronomy, space exploration, the geophysical sciences, archaeology, technology, the history of science, public issues of science, and the critical examination of pseudoscience and fringe-science.
He was for some years editor of Science News magazine in Washington, DC, for which he also covered the earth sciences and science policy.
He is author of editor of nine books. He wrote People of Chaco (W.W. Norton & Co., 1986; paperback, 1987, now in its eighth printing); Solar System (Planet Earth series, Time-Life Books, 1985); Our Turbulent Sun (Prentice-Hall, 1982); and The Violent Face of the Nature (Morrow, 1979).
Frazier is also editor of The Skeptical Inquirer, a unique, bimonthly international journal that evaluates fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific point of view, and is the editor of five books based on articles from this publication, all published by Prometheus Books:
The UFO Invasion (co-editor, 1997, with Barry Karr, executive director of CSICOP, and Joe Nickell, a member of the editorial board of the Skeptical Inquirer. Nickell is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Inquiry and is the author of Looking for a Miracle, Entities and Psychic Sleuths), The Hundredth Monkey (1991), Science Confronts the Paranormal (1986), and Paranormal Borderlands of Science (1981).
A fifth anthology, Encounters with the Paranormal: Science, Knowledge and Belief, is scheduled for publication in the late spring of 1998.
His articles have appeared in many periodicals, including Science News, Smithsonian, Air & Space, Science 80/81, Omni, New Scientist, Reader's Digest, Physics Today, Encyclopeadia Britannica Yearbook of Science and the Future (three major feature articles), and Mosaic (National Science Foundation, eight major articles).
Frazier is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the American Geophysical Union.
Born in Windsor, Colorado, he holds a B.A. Journalism (science specialty) from the University of Colorado (which presented him its 1985 George Norlin Award for outstanding achievement by an alumnus) and an M.S. in journalism (high honors) from Columbia University.
He and his wife, Ruth, president of Futures for Children (an organization that works with American Indians in the Southwest), live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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