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Three Stooges in Orbit, The

Film (1962). Columbia Pictures Corporation. Produced by Norman Maurer. Directed by Edwards Bernds. Written by Maurer from an idea by Elwood Ullman. Cast includes Rayford Barnes, Joe DeRita, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, George N Neise and Emil Sitka. 90 minutes. Black and white. / After being thrown out of several hotels, the Stooges – Curly Joe (DeRita), Larry (Fine), and Moe (Howard) – find accommodation in the home of Professor Danforth (Sitka), who is working on a new ...

Hull, E Mayne

(1905-1975) Canadian author, in the US from about 1944, married from 1939 until her death to A E van Vogt, who collaborated with her on most of her work, either in its original magazine form or by expanding it for book publication; she was born Edna May Hull, becoming Edna May Vogt on marriage and legally changing this to Edna Mayne van Vogt in the process of her and her husband's application for US citizenship in 1945. She began publishing sf with "The Flight ...

Steele, Alex

(?   -    ) US author, possibly pseudonymous, whose The New People: They Came from the Sea (1969) is a Tie to an abortive Young Adult Television series, The New People (1969-1970), and confronts its numerous young protagonists with an Invasion of their ...

Giant Robo

1. Manga (May 1967-March 1968 Weekly Shōnen Sunday), written by Mitsuteru Yokoyama. / Big Fire, a secret society planning to take over the world, creates "Project GR", which involves the building of giant Robots. They kidnap and imprison teenaged tourist Daisaku Kusama believing him to be a United Nations Special Agency (UNSA) agent sent to investigate them. When they activate GR-1 a malfunctioning gauge causes an ...

Kenyon, Kay

(1956-    ) US author who has worked as an urban planner, a profession reflected in the architectonic solidity of her worldbuilding. From her first novel, The Seeds of Time (1997), her work has been notable for its focus on the particular nature of the planets where she sets her sometimes overcomplicated human dramas. She is a good example of the evolution of the perhaps over-egged 1980s debate between Cyberpunk writers 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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