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Lost in Space

1. US tv series (1965-1968). An Irwin Allen Production in association with Van Bernard Productions for Twentieth Century Fox Television/CBS. Created by Irwin Allen, also executive producer. Story consultant Anthony Wilson. Writers included Peter Packer, William Welch, Bob and Wanda Duncan, Carey Wilbur, Barney Slater. Directors included Harry Harris, Sutton Roley, Nathan Juran, Don Richardson, Sobey Martin. Cast includes Angela Cartwright, Mark Goddard, Jonathan Harris, Marta Kristen, June ...

Secret 6, The

Pulp Magazine. Four issues, October 1934 to April 1935, from Popular Publications. Editor: Rogers Terrill. / Written by prolific pulp author Robert J Hogan, The Secret 6 dealt with the adventures of King (no first name ever given) and his five associates, who fight crime after King has been framed for a murder. After breaking him out of Prison, the team strives to prove King's innocence while battling bizarre criminals including Mad Scientists. Among the threats they face are dogs enlarged ...

World Without End

Film (1956). Allied Artists. Written and directed by Edward Bernds. Cast includes Nancy Gates, Nelson Leigh, Hugh Marlowe, Lisa Montell and Rod Taylor. 80 minutes. Colour. / After orbiting Mars, a Spaceship goes through a timewarp (see Timeslip). The four astronauts land on a Post-Holocaust Earth in 2508 CE and find the surface inhabited by grotesque Mutants and giant spiders, while the remaining humans live Underground – the men impotent, the women sexy, the race dying out. The ...

Zweig, Stefan

(1881-1942) Austrian biographer, journalist, playwright and author whose interbellum reputation is now unfairly faded; his suicide (along with his wife's), which occurred when they both had begun to think World War Two would be won by the Allies, has been treated in hindsight as a sign of misplaced despair rather than – as clearly demonstrated in Messages from a Lost World: Europe on the Brink (coll trans from various sources Will Stone 2016) – prescience. / Zweig was in no ...

Craig, C W Thurlow

(1901-1985) UK author who served in World War One; his very Near Future sf novel, Plague Over London (1939), predicts that in World War Two, imminent at the time of writing, the Germans would employ nerve gas (see Poison) in an assault upon London. [JC]

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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