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52-941. SF novel: ''The odds against destroying Karkong the monster were incredible. Jeb had to win - or Earth would perish!''. First published in hardcover in 1957 as MACH 1, A STORY OF PLANET IONUS. ''First printing, April 1966'' on copyright page.
''US author, mostly for films, co-author of the story used as the basis for the film Forbidden Planet (1956), although he had nothing to do with the novelization Forbidden Planet (1956) by Philip MacDonald writing as by W J Stuart. Allen's only sf novel Mach 1: A Story of the Planet Ionus (1957; vt TERROR ON PLANET IONUS (1966), set like the film on a planet, in this case Earth, which is similarly threatened by a Monster that devours energies used to combat it. Sympathetic aliens help us defend ourselves, in return for which we give them the secret to the use of Nuclear Energy'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).