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In Like Flint

Film (1967). Twentieth Century Fox. Directed by Gordon Douglas. Written by Hal Fimberg. Cast includes Totty Ames, Lee J Cobb, James Coburn, Andrew Duggan, Herb Edelman, Jean Hale, Steve Ihnat, Hanna Landy and Anna Lee. 114 minutes. Colour. / This sequel to Our Man Flint (1966) takes its farcical secret agent further into sf territory, including a concluding Space Flight. A secret organization of beautiful women, using the Fabulous Face ...

Aztec Mummy, The

Mexican film (1957); original title La Momia Azteca. Cinematográfica Calderón S.A. Directed by Rafel Lopez Portillo. Written by Alfredo Salazar and Guillermo Calderon. Cast includes Crox Alvarado, Rosita Arenas, Luis Aceves Castañeda, Ángel Di Stefani, Ramón Gay and Jorge Mondragón. 80 minutes. Black and white. / A narrator tells us this film blends reality with fiction, with the former based on scientific ...

Noon, Jeff

(1957-    ) UK author whose first publications as an sf writer comprise the Vurt sequence comprising Vurt (1993; exp as coll 2013), Pollen (1995), Automated Alice (1996) and Nymphomation (1997), all set in various versions of a Near-Future Manchester irradiated by Cyberpunk marriages of the human and non-human, all tales being told in a ...


Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) of The Siege of London (1885 chap), a Battle of Dorking tale in which an incoherent Liberal government in Britain destabilizes the country and gives France the opportunity to mount a successful Invasion, climaxes in the surrender of London and the disintegration of the British Empire. [JC]

Lynn, Grey

Pseudonym of an untraced author (?   -    ), though some circumstantial evidence points to a tentative identification. Grey Lynn, an inner-city district of Auckland, New Zealand, was the birthplace of Felix (Runcie) Kelly (1914-1994), an artist who moved in 1935 to the UK, where his work was espoused by Herbert Read, who commissioned him to illustrate the 1946 edition of his sf novel, The Green Child (1935), and ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...

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