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Missile to the Moon

Film (1958). Astor. Directed by Richard E Cunha. Written by H E Barrie and Vincent Fotre. Cast includes Nina Bara, Gary Clarke, Tommy Cook, Cathy Downs, K T Stevens, Richard Travis and Michael Whalen. 78 minutes. Black and white. / In this loose remake of Cat-Women of the Moon (1953; vt Rocket to the Moon), members of the dying lunar race send one of their few remaining males, Scientist Dirk Green ...

Wheeler, Thomas Gerald

(?   -    ) US physician and author whose Young Adult sf novel Lost Threshold (1968) is a very late Lost-World story, in which a secret Underground passage leads the hero through a portal or gateway to another world of uncertain location whose pre-industrial people have access to unlimited supplies of gold which they regard as almost worthless but ...

Aycock, Dale

(1935-    ) US teacher and author whose first two sf novels – Stardrifter (1981) and Starspinner (1981) – are enjoyable Space Opera adventures, complete with Starship pilots, Villains, and a "forbidden star system" or two. After a long silence between 1981 and 2007, she continued the Starspinner sequence with ...

Core, The

Film (2003). Paramount Pictures in association with MFO Munich Film Partners. Directed by Jon Amiel. Written by Cooper Layne, John Rogers. Cast includes Aaron Eckhart, Delroy Lindo, Hilary Swank and Stanley Tucci. 135 minutes. Colour. / Although it might seem like an update of Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959), The Core owes its plot and style to 1990s Disaster movies like ...

Wilson, Colin

(1931-2013) UK author of speculative works, who remains best known for his first book, The Outsider (1956), in which he gave graphic expression to the brilliant autodidactism, the erratic system-building mentality, the tendency to treat himself (and a previous few others) as a natural elite, and the voracity for new mental sensations that would mark the very numerous titles he would produce over the next several decades, many of them of some indirect interest to sf and fantasy ...

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. ...



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