G. C. Bleeck i(430 works by) (a.k.a. Gordon Clive Bleeck; G. C. Bleek)
Also writes as: G. C. B. ; M. H. Anstee ; Hank Brody ; Ace Carter ; Kid Colt ; Brad Cordell ; Carol Delaney ; Colt Denby ; John Ellis ; Link Emmett ; C. Gordon ; Clive Gordon ; Marshall Grover ; Wolfe Herscholt ; Vic Kenslow ; Lane Kent ; Dink Lawson ; Nicole Leslie ; 'Belli Luigi' ; Pete Merle ; Johnny Nelson ; C. M. O'Neil ; Sharon Parker ; Gary Whalen ; Garry Whalen ; Clive Bleeck ; Paul Valdez
Born: Established: 1907 Woollahra, Sydney Eastern Harbourside, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 1971
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Gordon Clive Bleek was a Sydney author active in the 1940s and 1950s. Under his own name and shared pseudonyms he wrote 27 stories in Australia's first science fiction magazine, Thrills Incorporated, (q.v.). For some years he was considered to be Australia's most prolific 'in house' science fiction author.

'Bleeck was one of the many forgotten writers who spent hours writing, not for fame, or to express their innermost thoughts, but for money. Bleeck was a devoted father, an active Mason and full-time employee of the New South Railways; yet he managed to tap out thousands of words: space operas by 'Ace Carter', westerns by 'Johnnie Nelson', and romances by 'Jennifer Parker'. In all, he wrote under about 20 pseudonyms.

Bleeck left school at thirteen. At eighteen he was seriously injured in a horse riding accident that left one leg shorter than the other. He was moved from the physically demanding Signal Trouble Officer position to a desk job at Everleigh Railway Works where he was employed until his death. Bleeck kept detailed ledgers. His prolific twenty year writing career yielded him $21 000. '

Source: Johnson-Woods, Toni. 'Bleeck House: Australian Pulp Fiction'

Notes

  • The following of Bleeck's pseudonyms are publishing house names used by more than one author: Ace Carter, Marshall Grover, Wolfe Hersholt, Lane Kent, Belli Luigi. The book Death Has No Weight (Sydney: Transport Publishing Co., 1949), published under the pseudonym Belli Luigi, is not by Bleeck, but by an unknown author:

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