Born in the California and raised on a farm, John grew up loving the arts, especially film and film music — fantasy & science fiction have always been favorites, with the original Star Trek series, original Star Wars films and writer/producer Rod Serling being particular influences. He graduated from California State University, Northridge with a degree in film production and worked in the film industry for several years (his last stint was as Assistant Visual Effects Editor on the 1999 film My Favorite Martian) before moving to Colorado Springs, CO. He and his wife currently own a Coffee & Tea house and John contributes film-related articles to and the Colorado chapter of He engages in weekly movie reviews and movie updates for Bargain Radio Network in Colorado Springs and he has also written for Geek Monthly magazine, as well as When he finds time he posts tiny reviews of films—and other things that strike his fancy—at


John T. Stanhope has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

John Barry: A Retrospective on a Wordless Poet

NON-FICTION by John T. Stanhope in Issue 56 – May 2011

On January 30, 2011, iconic and very prolific musician and composer John Barry passed away, having been in ill health for some time. He was seventy-seven years old at the time of his passing, but he was a creative force that lived a very full and productive life, as the mourning over his death has […]
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