Pulp Magazine and Men into Space Staff Writer Stuart J. Byrne Describe Illuminating & Hilarious Encounter with Star William Lundigan at an After Hours Meetup.
Many critics, including the author of the original script, have termed The Doomsday Machine the worst science fiction movie of all time. In this short interview the author explains how a good script that attracted stars like Ruta Lee and Michael Rennie turned into a giant turkey.
In this second installment of this historic phone interview, Byrne provides behind-the-scenes insights into incidents involving Richard S. Shaver that are described in his book, Saved by an Angel & Other Strange, True and Untold Tales from the Life of a Maverick Science Fiction Writer. Byrne recounts a meeting with Shaver and the famous dero "Max" in the 1940s, at the height of the Shaver Mystery in Amazing Stories and Fantastic Adventures, and subsequent talks with Ray Palmer that seemed to offer substantiation of some of Shaver's claims. For further insights into Byrne, read The Music of the Spheres, the only complete collection of his short stories and novlettes, most unavailable for over fifty years. Both books just $3.99 in Kindle.
This is part one of a telephone conversation between publisher Jean Marie Stine and the late Stuart J. Byrne. Recorded July 2007 exclusively for Futures-Past Editions. They discuss the author's classic Science Fiction & Fantasy works "The Michael Flannigan Trilogy", the "Starman" series of novels and touch briefly upon Mr. Byrne's writing for vintage television series "Men Into Space".
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