Henry Kenneth Bulmer
Alan Burt Akers
Charles R. Pike
H. Philip Stratford
Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1921–2005) was a bestselling British author, mainly of science fiction. Bulmer penned over 160 novels and innumerable short stories, both published under his real name and using various pseudonyms.
His pseudonyms include Alan Burt Akers, Frank Brandon, Rupert Clinton, Ernest Corley, Peter Green, Philip Kent, Bruno Krauss, Karl Maras, Manning Norvil, Chesman Scot, Nelson Sherwood, Richard Silver, H. Philip Stratford and Tully Zetford. Kenneth Johns was the collective pseudonym used for a collaboration with author John Newmunder. Some of Bulmer's works were published along side the works of other authors under 'house names', such as 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. He also was a ghostwriter on books for Barry Sadler. One of Bulmer’s pseudonyms Adam Hardy is often wrongfully attributed to Terry Harknett. This is an error resulting from incorrect copyright information printed in one of Harknett’s books.
In some cases, Bulmer not only used a different name but also included a detailed imaginary biography, in his book, giving specific personal details not at all corresponding with the true ones. For example, the Viking series published under the name 'Neil Langholm', included biographical details intended to create the impression that the series – as appropriate to its subject – was written by a Dane, born in Copenhagen in 1931, and educated in England at Eton and Oxford. Langstrom started his career as a veterinary surgeon, but gave it up in 1960 to become a full time writer. He published several bestselling western and science fiction series.
The real Bulmer lives with his wife and five children in Ruislip, England. He enjoys breeding dogs and archery.
See also Terry Harknett.
‘Kenneth Bulmer’, Wikipedia, retrieved 11 October 2013
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