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CBS Radio Workshop

Radio series (1956-1957). CBS Radio for the CBS Radio Network. Produced by William N Robson and William Froug. Directors included Robson, Dee Englebach, Jack Johnstone, and Elliott Lewis. 86 episodes, 25-30 minutes. / A short-lived attempt to revive both radio drama and the Columbia Workshop (1936-1943; 1946-1947) which CBS produced near the end of the US Golden Age of Radio, this programme was one of the ...

Sixbury, Glenn R

(?   -    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Circles" in Four Moons of Darkover (anth 1988) edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley. His sf novel, Legacy (2002) is a Tie to the Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict Shared World sequence (see ...

Rositzke, Harry A

(1911-2002) US CIA agent 1947-1970 whose professional focus on the USSR generated (post-retirement) nonfiction studies of interest, including The KGB: The Eyes of Russia (1980). Of sf interest is Left On!: The Glorious Bourgeois Cultural Revolution (1973) which describes guardedly the establishment of a Near Future populist Utopia in America. [JC]

Frank, Waldo

(1889-1967) US author whose wide-ranging but at times not very penetrating interest in philosophy, Religion and Psychology gained him acclaim in the 1920s, though his left-leaning politics became less and less palatable as the decades passed. Chalk Face (1924) details the effects of a psychological investigation into split personalities, climaxing in the protagonist's discovery that he has detached an aspect of his own ...

Fish, Leonard G

(?1923-    ) UK author of some short fiction under his own name and as by David Campbell; his novels were all written under Pseudonyms, and include several minor sf adventures: Zamba of the Jungle (1951) as by John Raymond, Planet War (1952) as by Fysh, a Space Opera, After the Atom (1953) as by Victor ...

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. ...

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