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Buckner, Robert

(1906-1989) US journalist, screenwriter, producer and author of one sf novel, Starfire (19 March-2 April 1960 Saturday Evening Post as "Moon Pilot"; 1960; vt Moon Pilot 1962). This deals with the misadventures of a US astronaut scheduled for the first ever manned Space Flight to the Moon; it was filmed by Disney as Moon Pilot (1962), which see. [DRL]

Robert Buckner

born Crewe, Virginia: 28 May 1906

died San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: August 1989



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls and Graham Sleight.
Accessed 05:50 am on 4 July 2022.