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Burrage, A Harcourt

(1899-1951) UK author, one of several writers in the Burrage family: his father was Edwin Harcourt Burrage (1839-1916), the brother of Alfred Sherrington Burrage (1843-1906), whose son was Alfred McLelland Burrage (1889-1956) [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below], best known of the clan. Though less prolific than his relatives, Burrage wrote several volumes of children's fiction, those of sf interest including The Secret Voyage: A Sea-Adventure Story for Boys (1937), in which an ...

Coleman, James Nelson

(1940-1997) US author of two sf novels, Seeker from the Stars (1967) and The Null-Frequency Impulser (1969), both written during his 1961-circa 1972 imprisonment for multiple burglaries. They are routine adventure stories with Aliens and superscience providing much of the action. [JC]

Nevitt, Barrington

(1908-1995) Canadian engineer, broadcaster and author, who began his career as a radio operator with the Canadian Marconi Company in 1928-1929; he was associated for many years with Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), with whom he collaborated and about whom he wrote Who Was Marshall McLuhan?: Exploring a Mosaic of Impressions (1995) with Maurice McLuhan. Of sf interest is Captain Gulliver's Interplanetary Travels (1986) with Maurice Hecht, which recasts the original (see Jonathan Swift) as an ...

Grant, Mark

A House Name used by David Bischoff, Bruce King and Tim Sullivan for the Mutants Amok sequence opening with Mutants Amok (1991). Bischoff and Sullivan wrote #1-#4 in collaboration; King wrote #5 solo. [JC]

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze

Film (1975). Warner Bros. Directed by Michael Anderson. Written by George Pal and Joseph Morheim, based on The Man of Bronze: Doc Savage and his Pals in a Novel of Unusual Adventure (March 1933 Doc Savage magazine; 1933) by Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson. Cast includes Ron Ely and Paul Wexler. 100 minutes. Colour. / There were 181 novels in Doc Savage magazine, and at one point producer George Pal announced that he hoped to film them all; but this, based on the first of them, was a ...

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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