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Wise, Robert A

Pseudonym of Austrian-born author Fred J [or O] Gebhardt (1925-1972), mostly in US, whose sf novel was the routine 12 to the Moon (1961) for Badger Books. This novelized the equally routine film 12 to the Moon (1960) directed by David Bradley from this author's original story as Fred Gebhardt; he also used his real name as screenwriter for The Phantom Planet (1961) directed by William Marshall. / He should not be confused with the film director Robert Wise. [JC]

Adventures of Captain Marvel

Serial Film (1941). Republic Pictures. Directed by John English and William Witney. Associate producer: Hiram S Brown Jr. Written by Ronald Davidson, Norman S Hall, Arch B Heath, Joseph Poland and Sol Shor based on the Comics character Captain Marvel created by C C Beck and Bill Parker (both uncredited). Cast includes Frank Coghlan Jr, Nigel De Brulier, Gerald Mohr (voice, uncredited) and Tom Tyler. 12 episodes; total running time 216 minutes. Black and white. / Visiting Siam as part of a ...

Remember Me

Videogame (2013). DONTNOD Entertainment. Designed by Jean-Maxime Moris. Platforms: PS3, Win, XB360. / Remember Me is an action Adventure, scripted by Stéphane Beauverger and set in a near future "Neo-Paris" where the technological manipulation of human memories is commonplace (see Memory Edit). As in many earlier works dealing with the same theme, the ability to remove painful memories and transfer more desirable recollections to others is here presented as an unmitigated curse. The ...

Conroy, Rick

Working name of UK author Richard Conroy (?   -    ), best known for his Westerns as by Duke Montana, and for historical Westerns as by Scott Jefferson. He was also active around 1950 as an author of routine Space Operas, almost certainly being responsible for three titles as by Lee Stanton: Mushroom Men of Mars (1951), Seven to the Moon (1951) and Report from Mandazo (1951). Under his own name he wrote Mission from Mars (1952) and Martians in a Frozen World ...

Williams, Lloyd

(1869-1951) UK author of a relatively late Battle of Dorking tale, The Great Raid: A Story of Britain's Peril (13 February-15 May 1909 Black and White; 1909), with the German Invasion of Britain being narrated with a clear apprehension of the nature and possibilities of a Future War in Europe. Unusually for novels of this type during these years, there are hints of trench warfare. Williams should not be confused with Lloyd Williams (?   -    ), who published ...

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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