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Frank M. Robinson (1926–2014)

Autor(a) de The Dark Beyond the Stars

54+ Works 1,915 Membros 27 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

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Obras por Frank M. Robinson

The Dark Beyond the Stars (1991) 461 exemplares
Waiting (1999) 252 exemplares
The Prometheus Crisis (1975) 141 exemplares
The Power (1956) 141 exemplares
The Glass Inferno (1974) 130 exemplares
The Donor (2004) 96 exemplares
The Gold Crew (1981) 47 exemplares
The Nightmare Factor (1978) 22 exemplares
The Great Divide (1982) 20 exemplares
Not So Good a Gay Man: A Memoir (2017) 14 exemplares
Blowout! (1987) 12 exemplares
Decision (2010) 7 exemplares
The Girls from Earth (2017) 7 exemplares
Through My Glasses Darkly (2002) 6 exemplares
Death of a Marionette (1995) 5 exemplares
The Fire and the Sword (2017) 4 exemplares
The Reluctant Heroes (2016) 4 exemplares
Ponorka (2001) 3 exemplares
The Worlds of Joe Shannon (2010) 3 exemplares
Two Weeks in August (2016) 2 exemplares
The Hunting Season 2 exemplares
Čekání (1999) 1 exemplar
Troppo poco 1 exemplar
Frank M. Robinson Collection (2012) 1 exemplar
Untitled Story 1 exemplar
Verräter an Terra (1953) 1 exemplar
Reluctant Heroes (2016) 1 exemplar
הכוח 1 exemplar
Heartstopper 1 exemplar
The Errand Boy 1 exemplar
Dream Street 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales (1963) — Contribuidor — 460 exemplares
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (1995) — Contribuidor — 243 exemplares
Nova 2 (1972) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
Dinosaur Fantastic (1993) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Locked-Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (2000) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
Christmas on Ganymede and Other Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Alternate Outlaws (1994) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
SF: Authors' Choice 4 (1974) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
Best SF: 1967 (1968) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Deals with the Devil (1994) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The City, 2000 A.D: Urban Life through Science Fiction (1950) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Alternate Tyrants (1997) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Imagination Unlimited (1952) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Car Sinister (1979) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Christmas Ghosts (1993) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Men Writing Science Fiction As Women (2003) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
City on the Moon / Men on the Moon (Ace Double) (1953) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
The Dead Astronaut (1971) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Dream's Edge (1980) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Gentle Invaders (1969) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
6 from Worlds Beyond (1958) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1951 (1951) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Alternate Worldcons (1994) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1951 January, Vol. 1, No. 4 (1951) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Histoires de voyages dans l'espace (1996) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
To follow a star: Nine science fiction stories about Christmas (1977) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Alternate Worldcons and Again Alternate Worldcons (1996) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Marriage and the Family Through Science Fiction (1988) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Year's Best Science Fiction Novels: 1954 (1954) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Universe Science Fiction June 1953 (1953) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Amazing Stories Vol. 41, No. 4 [October 1967] (1967) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Imagination, February 1955 (Vol. 6 ∙ No. 2) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Power [1968 film] (1968) — Original book — 3 exemplares
Fantastic Chicago (1991) — Autor — 2 exemplares

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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.
 
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nx74defiant | 5 outras críticas | 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.
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DinadansFriend | 4 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
 
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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.… (mais)
 
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Natt90 | 8 outras críticas | Nov 25, 2022 |

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