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Crump, C G

(1862-1935) UK editor, archivist and author whose sf novel, The Red King Dreams, 1946-1948 (1931), is a ponderously demure Satire of the university life of the Near Future. [JC]

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 ...

Spoor, Ryk E

(1962-    ) US author most of whose work has been action-heavy Space Opera, though his first book, Digital Knight (coll of linked stories 2003), is a set of closely linked tales whose narrator, the eponymous Computer-expert private eye, uncovers a complex Alternate World through his discovery of the existence of Vampires and other Supernatural Creatures. In his first two sf series, however, Spoor settled into a mode where interstellar action can be unpacked with due ...

Hunter, Thomas O'D

(?   -    ) US author of a Post-Holocaust tale, Softly Walks the Beast (1982), in which survivors must cope with events typical of Horror in SF. [JC]

Tourgée, Albion Winegar

(1838-1905) US lawyer, judge, diplomat, soldier, editor and author, active in the Southern states of America where he was notable for his pro-Black views, expressed in various manners, including essays (1868-1870) as by Wenckar and in 1878 as "C"; in France from 1897 (he was of French and German parentage). As an author Tourgée, who also wrote as by Henry Churton, is best known for an autobiographical novel, A Fool's Errand, By One of the Fools (1870), set in North Carolina during ...

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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