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Kenneth Bulmer (1921–2005)

Autor(a) de Transit to Scorpio

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Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Kenneth Bulmer (1921-2005) was the actual name of this author. His pseudonymns included Alan Burt Akers, Frank Brandon, Rupert Clinton, Ernest Corley, Dael Forest, Peter Green, Adam Hardy, Philip Kent, Bruno Krauss, Karl Maras, Manning Norvil, Chesman Scot, Nelson Sherwood, Richard Silver, H. Philip Stratford, and Tully Zetford. Kenneth Johns was a collective pseudonym used for a collaboration with author John Newman. Some of Bulmer's works were published along with the works of other authors under "house names" (collective pseudonyms) Ken Blake (for a series of tie-ins with the 1970s television programme The Professionals), Arthur Frazier, Neil Langholm, Charles R. Pike, and Andrew Quiller.

(ger) Kenneth Bulmer (1921-2005) war der bürgerliche Name dieses Autors. Zu seinen Pseudonymen gehörten Alan Burt Akers, Frank Brandon, Rupert Clinton, Ernest Corley, Dael Forest, Peter Green, Adam Hardy, Philip Kent, Bruno Krauss, Karl Maras, Manning Norvil, Chesman Scot, Nelson Sherwood, Richard Silver, H. Philip Stratford, und Tully Zetford. Kenneth Johns war ein Sammelpseudonym, das benutzt wurde für die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Autor John Newman. Einige von Bulmers Werken wurden mit denen anderer Autoren unter den "house names" (kollektive Pseudonyme) Ken Blake (für eine Buchreihe zur Fernsehserie "The Professionals"), Arthur Frazier, Neil Langholm, Charles R. Pike und Andrew Quiller veröffentlicht.


Obras por Kenneth Bulmer

Transit to Scorpio (1972) 204 exemplares
The Suns of Scorpio (1973) 165 exemplares
Warrior of Scorpio (1973) 156 exemplares
Swordships of Scorpio (1973) 144 exemplares
Prince of Scorpio (1974) 124 exemplares
To Outrun Doomsday (1967) 116 exemplares
Bladesman of Antares (1975) 105 exemplares
Fliers of Antares (1975) 105 exemplares
Armada of Antares (1976) 100 exemplares
Renegade of Kregen (1976) 100 exemplares
Krozair of Kregen (1977) 100 exemplares
The Tides of Kregen (1976) 97 exemplares
Avenger of Antares (1975) 95 exemplares
Arena of Antares (1974) 92 exemplares
The Million Year Hunt / Ships to the Stars (1964) — Autor — 86 exemplares
Secret Scorpio (1977) 85 exemplares
Manhounds of Antares (1974) 83 exemplares
On the Symb-Socket Circuit (1967) 81 exemplares
The Fall of the Dream Machine / The Star Venturers (1969) — Autor — 81 exemplares
Golden Scorpio (1978) 80 exemplares
A Sword for Kregen (1979) 79 exemplares
Captive Scorpio (1978) 78 exemplares
A Fortune for Kregen (1979) 75 exemplares
The Wizard of Starship Poseidon / Let The Spacemen Beware (1963) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
A Victory for Kregen (1980) 74 exemplares
Cradle of the Sun / The Wizards of Senchuria (1969) — Autor — 73 exemplares
A Life for Kregen (1979) 72 exemplares
Savage Scorpio (1978) 70 exemplares
Behold the Stars (1965) — Autor — 68 exemplares
New Writings in SF-24 (1974) — Editor — 68 exemplares
Mayday Orbit / No Man's World (1961) — Autor — 67 exemplares
Delia of Vallia (1982) 65 exemplares
Rebel of Antares (1980) 63 exemplares
Beasts of Antares (1980) 61 exemplares
Storm Over Vallia (1985) 60 exemplares
Mazes of Scorpio (1979) 59 exemplares
Whirlpool of Stars (1974) 58 exemplares
Behold the Stars / Planetary Agent X (1965) — Autor — 57 exemplares
Fires of Scorpio (1983) 56 exemplares
Masks of Scorpio (1984) 56 exemplares
Seg the Bowman (1984) 55 exemplares
The Boosted Man (1974) 55 exemplares
New Writings in SF-25 (1975) — Editor — 55 exemplares
Allies of Antares (1981) 55 exemplares
Legions of Antares (1981) 54 exemplares
New Writings in SF-22 (1975) — Editor — 54 exemplares
New Writings in SF-26 (1975) — Editor — 54 exemplares
The Diamond Contessa (1983) 54 exemplares
City Under the Sea (1961) 53 exemplares
Werewolves of Kregen (1985) 51 exemplares
Whetted Bronze (1978) 50 exemplares
Star City (1974) 50 exemplares
New Writings in SF-23 (1973) — Editor — 49 exemplares
Talons of Scorpio (1983) 49 exemplares
Vanguard From Alpha / The Changeling Worlds (Ace Double D-369) (1959) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Witches of Kregen (1985) 47 exemplares
Worlds for the Taking (1966) 46 exemplares
Demons' World / I Want the Stars (1964) — Autor — 45 exemplares
The Ships of Durostorum / Alton's Unguessable (1970) — Autor — 45 exemplares
Warlord of Antares (1988) 45 exemplares
The Games of Neith / The Earth Gods are Coming (1960) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
The Omens of Kregen (1985) 43 exemplares
New Writings in SF-27 (1977) — Editor — 41 exemplares
Cycle of Nemesis (1967) 41 exemplares
Virility Gene (1975) 40 exemplares
The Hunters of Jundagai / Project Jove (1971) — Autor — 39 exemplares
Roller Coaster World (1972) 37 exemplares
City Under the Sea / Star Ways (Ace Double D-255) (1957) — Autor — 35 exemplares
Kandar (1969) 35 exemplares
Swords of the Barbarians (1970) 33 exemplares
New Writings in SF-29 (1976) — Editor — 33 exemplares
The Doomsday Men (1968) 30 exemplares
Crown of the Sword God (1980) 30 exemplares
Dream Chariots (1977) 30 exemplares
New Writings in SF-28 (1976) — Editor — 29 exemplares
New Writings in SF-30 (1977) — Editor — 23 exemplares
The Insane City (1971) 20 exemplares
Stained-glass World (1969) 20 exemplares
Demon's World (1964) 17 exemplares
You'll be All Right (1982) 16 exemplares
Blazon (1970) 16 exemplares
The electric sword-swallowers (1974) 15 exemplares
Wiedergeborenes Scorpio (1994) 12 exemplares
The Changeling Worlds (1961) 12 exemplares
The Key to Irunium (1967) 12 exemplares
Blood Sacrifice (1975) 12 exemplares
Meuchelmörder von Scorpio (1991) 12 exemplares
Die Scorpio Bänder (1996) 11 exemplares
Beyond the Silver Sky (2011) 11 exemplares
The Wizards of Senchuria (1969) 10 exemplares
Die Banditen von Antares (1994) 10 exemplares
The Chariots of Ra (1972) 9 exemplares
The Wizard of Starship Poseidon (1963) 9 exemplares
Scorpio in Flammen (1994) 9 exemplares
Aufruhr auf Kregen (1997) 9 exemplares
Die Trommeln von Scorpio (1994) 9 exemplares
Der Triumph von Scorpio (1994) 9 exemplares
Land beyond the map (2011) 9 exemplares
The ships of Durostorum (1970) — Autor — 8 exemplares
The earth gods are coming (1960) 8 exemplares
Of Earth Foretold (2013) 8 exemplares
Schatten über Kregen (1996) 8 exemplares
The secret of Zi (1958) 7 exemplares
Ryder Hook - Der Nova-Mann (1987) 7 exemplares
The Key to Venudine (1968) 7 exemplares
Haesel the Slave (1975) 6 exemplares
Defiance (1963) 6 exemplares
Le gabbie dell'infinito (1965) 6 exemplares
Corissa Vestal Virgin (1976) 5 exemplares
The Million Year Hunt (1964) 5 exemplares
Sun in the Night (1975) 4 exemplares
Steel Shark (1978) 4 exemplares
The hunters of Jundagai (1971) 4 exemplares
No Man's World (1961) 4 exemplares
Earth's Long Shadow 4 exemplares
Brotan the Breeder (1979) 3 exemplares
Verrat auf Kregen (1998) 3 exemplares
The Vikings: Trail of Blood (1976) 3 exemplares
Shark North (1978) 3 exemplares
Shark Raid (Sea Wolf 6) (1982) 3 exemplares
Shark Hunt (1980) 3 exemplares
Encounter in Space (1952) 3 exemplares
The Wind of Liberty (1961) 3 exemplares
Shark Pack (1978) 3 exemplares
New Writings in SF - Special 2 (1978) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Fatal Fire (1969) 2 exemplares
The star venturers 2 exemplares
Wizard of Scorpio (1976) 2 exemplares
SEA WOLF 3-SHARK PLA (1981) 1 exemplar
Vargflockarna (1980) 1 exemplar
EMPIRE OF CHAOS (1953) 1 exemplar
Shark Africa (1981) 1 exemplar
The Stars are Ours 1 exemplar
World Aflame 1 exemplar
New Writings in SF - Special 3 (1978) — Editor; Prefácio — 1 exemplar
Teräsnyrkki (2012) 1 exemplar
The fowling 1 exemplar
Ice and Fire 1 exemplar
The patient dark (1969) 1 exemplar
1981 1 exemplar
The stars are ours 1 exemplar
Green Shadows 1 exemplar
Verbotene Welten (1960) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The DAW science fiction reader (1976) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 16th Series (1967) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
New Writings in SF-19 (1971) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
The Best of British SF 2 (1977) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Car Sinister (1979) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
No Stone (1948) — Autor — 20 exemplares
Drabble Project (1988) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The Giant Book of Fantasy Tales (1996) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction : La cathédrale de sang (1982) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Ashtaru der Schreckliche. (1982) — Contribuidor, algumas edições9 exemplares
Fantasy Tales Volume 10, No. 2 (1989) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Marriage and the Family Through Science Fiction (1988) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
SF Impulse 10 (1966) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Bulmer, Kenneth
Nome legal
Bulmer, Henry Kenneth
Outros nomes
Akers, Alan Burt
Brandon, Frank
Clinton, Rupert
Corley, Ernest
Forest, Dael
Green, Peter (mostrar todos 17)
Hardy, Adam
Kent, Philip
Krauss, Bruno
Maras, Karl
Norvil, Manning
Scot, Chesman
Sherwood, Nelson
Silver, Richard
Stratford, H. Philip
Zetford, Tully
Prescot, Dray
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK
Locais de residência
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK
science fiction writer
Prémios e menções honrosas
Guest of Honour, Eastercon, UK (1968)
Nota de desambiguação
Kenneth Bulmer (1921-2005) was the actual name of this author. His pseudonymns included Alan Burt Akers, Frank Brandon, Rupert Clinton, Ernest Corley, Dael Forest, Peter Green, Adam Hardy, Philip Kent, Bruno Krauss, Karl Maras, Manning Norvil, Chesman Scot, Nelson Sherwood, Richard Silver, H. Philip Stratford, and Tully Zetford. Kenneth Johns was a collective pseudonym used for a collaboration with author John Newman. Some of Bulmer's works were published along with the works of other authors under "house names" (collective pseudonyms) Ken Blake (for a series of tie-ins with the 1970s television programme The Professionals), Arthur Frazier, Neil Langholm, Charles R. Pike, and Andrew Quiller.



Swordships of Scorpio ? interior artwork by Tim Kirkn 7 ? A Note on the Tapes from Rio De Janeiro ? essay by Kenneth Bulmer [as by Alan Burt Akers ]n11 ? Swordships of Scorpio ? [Dray Prescot ? 4] ? novel by Kenneth Bulmer [as by Alan Burt Akers]
t.Hicks | Feb 19, 2024 |
Quite enjoyed Cherry Wilder's The Ark of James Carlyle, and No Certain Armour by John Kippax. None of the rest particularly stood out.
furicle | Aug 5, 2023 |
El representante de Asia Sudoriental en la Confederación de Naciones es asesinado vandálicamente por un robot, y Alberto Duchein, miembro de la Coordinación Mundial, es comisionado para resolver el caso. Pero Duchein no sabe que aquel inexplicable asesinaro va a llevarle a descubrimiento de la que es en verdad la Sociedad de los Hombres, sociedad secreta que lucha contra el creciente poder de las máquinas, y a una nueva concepción de su mundo, mucho menos perfecto de lo que pudiera parecer.
Natt90 | Jun 23, 2022 |
review of
Kenneth Bulmer's / Mack Reynolds's Behold the Stars / Planetary Agent X
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - July 18, 2018

Here's another Ace Double that I got for the Reynolds story — only to realize once I got it home that I already had Planetary Agent X in a different edition. Duh. I wasn't that excited about reading another bk by Bulmer since I hadn't liked the only other thing I read by him very much (see my review of his The Key to Venudine here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2460708541 ). However, it was a quick read & an easy review & I liked it more so here's the thin skivvy:

"He would look forward to the reunion hopefully, as each year passed and his buddies filled out and married and became good citizens—they really had been a tear-away bunch. He would go along to enjoy himself in the old talk and the jargon and the memories. But each year brought the same jokes and the same memories that yet were subtly not the same, so that the outlines blurred and—was it Johnny Red who got that Venie gunner on their forward base or was it Jackie Franks?—no, he bought it in the drop on Suvla—surely that was when that new blond young shavetail got his when his parapack roman-candled—no, you're thinking of that guy, what was his name? was always sick when we went through the box . . ." - p 6

An ex-military guy goes to a reunion of his former unit members. These days, his job is to service space freighters that're accessed thru faster-than-light boxes that were the same boxes that enabled him & his unit to drop in uninvited on the Venies they were fighting. The bk was published in 1965 & we're in the future where it's possible to travel to very far-away places almost instantaneously.. but some things just never change:

"As soon as he decently could after the meal, when the ex-troopers were once again standing and sitting around the bar and looking forward to a night of it, Ward walked through to the phone booths." - p 8

Yes, phone booths are still w/ us, maybe tape is too, alcohol is bound to be. Anyway, there's talk of another possible-threat-to-humans-from-another-exraterrestrial-but-people-are-not-in-any-hurry-for-yet-another-war:

""Stupid talk. Those aliens may look like us and the Venies and the Centaurians and Procyns and a dozen other local stellar races; but they're more alien, if you allow a vague sentiment like that—"

""We know what you mean." Crombie sat quietly with the others now, his usual liveliness not evident. "We remember the Venies as they were—oh—ten years ago. But today they're just another friendly race in our local interstellar civilization. Sometimes you can make contact with an alien race and remain friends and sometimes there just has to be a dumb stupid war. But so far we haven't bumped into any alien aliens so hostile that they won't see sense."" - p 9

My description of the boxes as FTL isn't quite accurate:

"Zukowsky switched his train of thought: "Pal of mine working for SSA tells me they're still a million parsecs from ever pushing a ship along at FTL."

""I don't think they ever will. Einstein won't be mocked."

""We do, don't we, every day, after a fashion? We break down a person or a load of freight, shoot them along our beams from one box to the receiver box and recreate them. Just about instantaneously too."" - p 26

Close enuf for me. But what about the possibilites for things not working as you've intended? Computers & marriages are bad enuf:

"He'd shown himself to be a coward; in a way that step across the matter transmitter threshold was in a very real sense a step towards his own mental rehabilitation.

"He stepped out the far door, adjusting his body to the anticipated near free-fall conditions in the carrier and fell full length on his face, his body crushed down by a stunning and unexpected and altogether terrifying acceleration." - pp 44-45

Some violence ensues but he survives & the next thing he knows he's encountering a conspiracy of pacifists. PACI-FIST? That wd make a nice knuckle tattoo. A variation on LOVE HATE that plays off the hand position.

""So you've seen . . ?"

""I've seen tough men talking like pacifists. There's no harm in that, it's the only sensible way to think about aliens when the aliens come in friendship. But I've been worried—"

""Something—or someone—is deliberately forcing our fighting men to demand peace at any price. You have the wit to guess what that will do if the Gershmi are out for a fight? Steve was assigned a task in trying to uncover the truth. He has disappeared."" - p 62

But what I want to know is Do the Gershmi have any natural resources that we want?

"Jordan shook his head. "I can understand why you are saying this, Dave. And I can understand what you are saying. But, surely you realize that I cannot feel it at all? You know the detractors take away all combative feeling for aliens? I just can't envisage what you're suggesting, and the effort to achieve the impossible makes my head ache. . . ."" - p 107

Don't worry, there's bound to be a Happy Pill for that soonish. SF is full of stories of battle between Earthlings & Extraterrestrials, it's full of stories of Earth being quarantined b/c of human violence. Behold the Stars puts a slightly new twist on it.

As for Planetary Agent X? You can read my review of that here: https://www.goodreads.com/story/show/629641-gotta-luv-ya-mack-reynolds .

Have a nice day.
… (mais)
tENTATIVELY | Apr 3, 2022 |


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