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Frank M. Robinson (1926–2014)

Författare till The Dark Beyond the Stars

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Frank Malcolm Robinson was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 9, 1926. After a tour of duty in the Navy during World War II, he graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin and then was drafted again to serve in the Korean War. He received a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern visa mer University. He was a writer and editor for men's magazines including Rogue, Gallery, and Playboy. At Playboy, where he worked from 1969 to 1973, he was the ghostwriter for the Playboy Advisor column, a colloquium of sex and lifestyle advice for men. During this time, he also wrote science-fiction books including The Power, which was made into a television special in 1956 and a film in 1968. He wrote several books with Thomas N. Scortia including The Glass Inferno, The Prometheus Crisis, The Nightmare Factor, and The Gold Crew. Parts of The Glass Inferno were mined in creating the final script for The Towering Inferno and the authors earned a screen credit. His 1991 novel, The Dark Beyond the Stars, was selected as one of The New York Times' notable books of the year. He worked as a speechwriter and adviser to San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk, who was assassinated on November 27, 1978 by a disgruntled political rival, Dan White. Robinson had a small role in 2008 film Milk. He died of heart disease and pneumonia on June 30, 2014 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Verk av Frank M. Robinson

The Dark Beyond the Stars (1991) 461 exemplar
Waiting (1999) 252 exemplar
The Prometheus Crisis (1975) 141 exemplar
Makthjärnan (1956) 141 exemplar
The Glass Inferno (1974) 130 exemplar
The Donor (2004) 96 exemplar
The Gold Crew (1981) 47 exemplar
The Nightmare Factor (1978) 22 exemplar
The Great Divide (1982) 20 exemplar

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Science Fiction Novel i Name that Book (maj 2013)


Fun quick read. Artie is on the run from a dark conspiracy. He faces constant danger as people around him die. He finds there is no one he can trust.
nx74defiant | 5 andra recensioner | Apr 11, 2024 |
A mutant blessed with the ability to telekinetically destroy people and objects worms his way into the government agency trying to find people like himself. He defends himself, and much destruction ensues. A parable about nuclear war, not very compelling.
DinadansFriend | 4 andra recensioner | Jan 4, 2024 |
This is a very tricky book to review, because it was published posthumously, and so can't quite be judged by ordinary standards. It's also a gay-themed book, and so has special appeal to me. In both of those regards it's somewhat similar to Timothy Conigrave's Holding the Man. However, the difference is that whereas Holding the Man benefits from the immediacy of a raw, sparingly edited text, this memoir is less emotive and so not as well served by the warts and all prose.

Nevertheless, Robinson's qualities as a writer of page turners are evident in the rapid flow of the events he recounts and he manages to write about a huge number of years with frankness and clarity. The book really captures the essence of each decade it covers, or at least the essence of the part of society Robinson was engaged in during that time, and so is an important artefact of gay history. This seems to have been Robinson's primary intention in writing the book, and one he doubtless achieved, but it is somewhat of a shame that he didn't have time to engage a good editor and turn this into the coherent reflection that it really deserves to be.… (mer)
robfwalter | Jul 31, 2023 |
Durante dos mil años, la nave estelar Astron ha buscado vida alienígena por toda la galaxia, sin encontrarla. Ahora, con una nave ya algo deteriorada y una tripulación reluctante, la única dirección que queda por explorar exige atravesar la gran Oscuridad, un viaje de cien generaciones a través del espacio vacío. El capitán de la nave, un inmortal, está obsesionado con seguir la búsqueda aun a costa de perder la nave. Sólo Gorrión, un joven que ha olvidado su propio pasado, parece ser la clave del incierto futuro de centenares de personas.… (mer)
Natt90 | 8 andra recensioner | Nov 25, 2022 |



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