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Wyle, Karen A

(?   -    ) US lawyer and author whose Twin-Bred sequence, beginning with Twin-Bred (2010; rev 2014), examines in some detail the interspecies complications following First Contact between Homo sapiens and the hermaphroditic inhabitants of a planet which the former hope to colonize peacefully (see Colonization of Other Worlds). Attempts to bond the two species through an artificially-induced breeding of twins (one twin of each species) have ambiguous results. ...

Jones, Mervyn

(1922-2010) UK journalist and author, son of Ernest Jones (1879-1958), Sigmund Freud's biographer; now best known for his many novels (twenty-nine were published) from 1952, though he gained early fame with his political writings in journals like Tribune and the New Statesman. On the Last Day (1958) is a Near-Future story about a Russian/Chinese Invasion of Britain, during a non-nuclear World War Three, and of the successful attempt of the British government in exile (in Canada) to build a new ...

Monster from Green Hell

Film (1957). Gross-Krasne Productions/Distributors Corporation of America. Produced by Al Zimbalist. Directed by Kenneth G Crane. Written by Endre Bohem and Louis Vittes. Cast includes Jim Davis, Joel Fluellen, Robert Griffin (credited as Robert E Griffin), Vladimir Sokoloff and Barbara Turner. 71 minutes. Black and white with concluding sequence in colour. / Dr Quent Brady (Davis) is a US Scientist conducting experiments concerning the effects of radiation on living organisms in outer ...

Space Master X-7

Film (1958). Regal Films. Directed by Edward Bernds. Written by Daniel Manwairing, George Worthing Yates, and Edward Bernds (uncredited). Cast includes Joan Barry, Robert Ellis, Paul Frees, Moe Howard, Lyn Thomas, Bill Williams and Rhoda Williams. 71 minutes. Black and white. / An unmanned space probe returns to Earth containing samples of an Alien lifeform. When Scientist Charles Pommer (Frees) begins studying the samples at his house, he is interrupted by his former lover Laura Greeling ...

Unearthly, The

Film (1957; vt House of Monsters). AB-PT Pictures Corporation/Republic Pictures. Produced and directed by Brooke L Peters (credited as Boris Petroff). Written by John D F Black (credited as Geoffrey Dennis), and Jane Mann from an original story by Jane Mann. Cast includes John Carradine, Myron Healy, Allison Hayes and Tor Johnson. 73 minutes. Black and white. / Mad Scientist Dr Charles Conway (Carradine) oversees a psychiatric clinic in a rural area where he secretly conducts experiments ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...



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