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Three Stooges Meet Hercules, The

Film (1962). Normandy Productions/Columbia Pictures. Produced by Norman Maurer. Directed by Edward Bernds. Written by Elwood Ullman from a story by Maurer. Cast includes Samson Burke, John Cliff, Joe DeRita, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, George N Neise, Quinn Redeker, Emil Sitka and Vicki Trickett. 89 minutes. Black and white. / Working at Dismal's Drug Store in New York, the Stooges – Moe (Howard), Larry (Fine), and Curly Joe (DeRita) – meet eccentric inventor Schuyler Davis ...

Linaweaver, Brad

(1952-2019) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "The Competitor" for Fantastic in July 1980, and who came to general notice with his first novel, Moon of Ice (March 1982 Amazing; exp 1988), set in an Alternate History where a Nazi-controlled Europe (see Hitler Wins) and a freedom-loving USA confront each other in a nuclear standoff. The original novella (itself revised in 1986) conveys considerable impact in its description of the confrontation between the supremely ...

Drinkard, William H

(?   -    ) US politician (active in 1970s Georgia), real estate developer and author of the sf novel Elom (2008), in which it is discovered that the eponymous planet is a kind of experimental Zoo where samples of various species – including Homo sapiens – have been abducted (see UFOs) from their native environments and left to evolve, under strictly controlled conditions (see Secret Masters) which at points seem to have created something like a ...

Myers, Howard L

(1930-1971) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Reluctant Weapon" for Galaxy in December 1952, and who published a number of tales over the next decade or so, usually as by Verge Foray; his only novel, Cloud Chamber (1977), attractively combines Cosmology, Antimatter invaders of our Universe, Sex and effortless rebirth of all sentient beings in a wide-ranging Space Opera that climaxes in its hero's arrival at Nirvana. His entire corpus was posthumously assembled in ...

Journey of Allen Strange, The

US tv series (1997-2000). Lynch Entertainment for Nickelodeon network. Created by Tommy Lynch. Produced by Paul Hoen and Robert C Mora. Directors included Topper Carew, Hoen, Shawn Levy, Jason Marsden and Lev L Spiro. Writers included Suzanne Bloch, Jean Gennis, Lynch and Phyllis Murphy. Cast includes Dee Bradley Baker, Erin J Dean, Arjay Smith, Shane Sweet, Jack Tate and Mary Chris Wall. 39 25-minute episodes. Colour. / After stowing away on an interstellar transport Starship, a juvenile ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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