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Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler, The

Film (1971; vt The Resurrection of Clayton Zachary Wheeler). Madison Productions, Inc/Gold Key Entertainment. Produced by Robert Stabler (credited as Bob Stabler). Directed by Bob Wynn. Written by Jay Simms and Tom Rolf. Cast includes Angie Dickenson, Bradford Dillman and Leslie Nielsen. 100 minutes. Colour. / US Senator Clayton Zachary Wheeler (Dillman) is involved in an auto accident which leaves him very near death; this s witnessed by television news reporter Harry Walsh (Nielsen). ...

Bensen, D R

(1927-1997) US editor and author, his novels being usually pseudonymous. The two anthologies he has edited, The Unknown: 11 Stories (anth 1963) and The Unknown Five (anth 1964), are both fantasy and (all but one story) compiled from Unknown. He was more important within the sf field for his editorship of Pyramid Books 1957-1967, a period during which that firm became a significant producer of sf novels in reprint and original forms. In 1968 he became executive editor of Berkley Books. He moved ...

Lorraine, Paul

A House Name for Curtis Warren, used by William Henry Bird for Two Worlds (1952), John Russell Fearn for Dark Boundaries (1953) and John S Glasby in collaboration with Arthur Roberts for Zenith-D (1952). [PN/JC/DRL]

Gilmore, Anthony

Collaborative pseudonym used in Astounding Stories of Super-Science by Harry Bates and Desmond W Hall, respectively editor and assistant editor of that magazine, for the enthusiastically received Hawk Carse series, put into book form as Space Hawk: The Greatest of Interplanetary Adventures (November 1931-November 1932 Astounding and July 1942 Amazing; coll of linked stories 1952) (for comments, see under each author). Carse and his Black assistant, Friday, are intrepid space adventurers ...

Lawnmower Man, The

Film (1992). Allied Vision Lane Pringle/Fuji Eight Co. Directed by Brett Leonard. Written by Leonard, Gimel Everett. Cast includes Pierce Brosnan, Jeff Fahey, Geoffrey Lewis and Jenny Wright. 108 minutes. Colour. / The full title is Stephen King's The Lawnmower Man, but the film has been repudiated by King, angry at the cynicism whereby his old short story "The Lawnmower Man" (May 1975 Cavalier) was purchased to exploit the marketing power of his name and then effectively discarded through ...

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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