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Wolf, Chris L

(?1951-    ) UK author of a Genre SF novel, Fire in the Sky (dated 1978 but 1979) with Michael F Maikowski, for Robert Hale Limited. [JC]

Edgar, Ken

(1925-1991) US academic and author, whose sole sf work is a Young Adult tale, The Starfire (1961), a kind of Fantastic Voyage to various planets undertaken by a young lad whose Inventions include a space ship and Matter Transmission. [JC]

Brain Eaters, The

Film (1958). Corinthian Productions, American International Pictures. Executive Producer Samuel Z Arkoff. Directed by Bruno VeSota. Executive director Roger Corman (uncredited). Written by Gordon Urquhart, based without permission on The Puppet Masters (September-November 1951 Galaxy; 1951; text restored 1990) by Robert A Heinlein. Cast includes Alan Frost, Cornelius Keefe, Joanna Lee, Ed Nelson and Leonard Nimoy (misbilled as Leonard Nemoy). 60 minutes. Black and white. / Insectile ...

Pearce, Brenda

(1935-    ) UK author who began publishing sf with "Hot Spot" for Analog in 1974. Kidnapped into Space (1975) and Worlds for the Grabbing (1977) are both routine but enjoyable Space Opera tales in which her interest in technical and technological matters sometimes shows through to advantage. [JC]

Lady and the Monster, The

Film (1944). Republic. Produced and directed by George Sherman. Written by Dane Lussier, Frederick Kohner, based on Donovan's Brain (1943) by Curt Siodmak. Cast includes Richard Arlen, Sidney Blackmer, Vera Ralston and Erich von Stroheim. 86 minutes. Black and white. / This is the first of the three film versions of Siodmak's novel; the others are Donovan's Brain (1953) and Vengeance (1963; vt The Brain). Financial wizard W H Donovan is killed when his plane crashes in the desert. An ...

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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