pseudonyms (wasRe: RARA-AVIS: Re: "Star-Stalker" by Robert Bloch)

From: m23to53 (
Date: 15 Mar 2008

From what I have read, it was not exactly done willingly. More that he gave in to the US Robin Cook who thought he had the right to use the name (I suppose he was the bigger cheese at the time) and apparently threatened legal action if our Cook continued to use it. He was Robert William Arthur Cook by the way. I do wonder what would have happened if he had continued to write and use the name in the early 1970s, instead of stopping after his books in the 1960s. I suppose he would have had a better prior claim then.
  Regards John

--- In, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
> The Lange/Lange thing is not unique.
> Saw a book today by Michael Collins, but it wasn't Dennis Lynds
> about Dan Fortune.
> Howard Browne wrote the Paul Pine books as John Evans; later there
was a
> writer named Jonathan Evans (and a Paul Pines).
> Our Al Guthrie uses his entire first name, Allan, I guess to keep
> being confused with a pre-existing Al Guthrie.
> And when returning to writing, the British Robin Cook changed his
> to Derek Raymond to avoid being confused with the US one that had
> popular during his down time.
> Mark

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