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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 ...

Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Film (1964). Schenck-Zabel/Paramount. Directed by Byron Haskin. Written by Ib Melchior, John C Higgins, remotely based on Robinson Crusoe (1719) by Daniel Defoe. Cast includes Vic Lundin and Paul Mantee. 109 minutes. Colour. / Haskin directed several sf films in the 1950s, including War of the Worlds (1953), and returned to the ...

Walker, David

(1911-1992) Scottish-born soldier and author, permanently in Canada from 1948, naturalized in 1957; best known for sentimental evocations of Scottish spirit like Geordie (1950), later filmed. Winter of Madness (1964) is a Near-Future melodrama with spoof elements, involving a mysterious Invention, all told in a manner modestly evocative of John Buchan; and ...

Becker, Muriel R

(1924-2008) US academic, author and critic who also wrote as Muriel Becker and under her full name Muriel Rogow Becker; she began to publish work of genre interest with a review in Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review for December 1979, continuing to criticize sf in this journal and its successor Fantasy Review until 1987. Her major contribution to genre scholarship is the Clifford D ...

Kasack, Hermann

(1896-1966) German author of Der Stadt hinter dem Strom (1949; trans Peter De Mendelssohn as The City Beyond the River 1953), a tale whose setting – initially World War Two, and then a distant City where the protagonist is assigned the Kafka-esque task of serving as its official chronicler – ...

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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