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Winch, E

(1895-1939) UK author of The Mountain of Gold (1928), a Lost Race tale set in South America, where Incan remains lead deep into the mountains, where a "primitive" Indian "tribe", which has established a Utopian society, is condescendingly discovered. [JC]

Master of the World

Film (1961). AIP. Directed by William Witney. Written by Richard Matheson, based (not very closely) on Robur le conquérant (1886; trans as The Clipper of the Clouds 1887; vt Robur the Conqueror 1887) and Maître du monde (1904; trans as Master of the World 1914) by Jules Verne. Cast includes Charles Bronson, Henry Hull, Vincent Price and Mary Webster. 104 minutes. Colour. / Master of the World owes more to the Disney version of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea (1954) – which ...

Man with the Power, The

Made-for-tv film (1977). Universal Television for NBC-TV. Produced by Allan Baltar and Rod Holcombe. Directed by Nicholas Sgarro. Written by Baltar. Cast includes Persis Khambatta, Bob Neil and Tim O'Connor. 93 minutes. Colour. / US government agent Walter Bloom (O'Connor) recruits Eric Smith (Neil) to help foil an assassination plot against the visiting Indian princess Siri (Khambatta). Smith's father, it is revealed, was actually an Alien from an unidentified planet, making Smith a hybrid ...

Morgan, Helene

(?   -    ) US author, possibly pseudonymous, of the erotic sf novel (see Sex), Seed of the Beast (1965). [JC]


US animated tv series (2019-current; vt Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal). Studio La Cachette. Created and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Writers include Bryan Andrews, Darrick Bachman, David Krentz and Genndy Tartakovsky. Voice cast includes Laetitia Eido-Mollon and Aaron LaPlante. Ten 22-minute episodes. Colour. / Spear (LaPlante), a caveman (probably Neanderthal), is unable to prevent his mate and children being eaten by a herd of Tyrannosauroids (see Dinosaurs), who later devour the young ...

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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