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Ib Jørgen Melchior (born September 17, 1917) is a novelist, short story writer, film producer, film director, and screenwriter of low-budget American science fiction movies, most of them released by American International Pictures. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Melchior's novels include Code Name: Grand Guignol, Eva, The Haigerloch Project, The Marcus Device, Order of Battle: Hitler's Werewolves, Sleeper Agent, The Tombstone Cipher and The Watchdogs of Abaddon.

His non-fiction includes the books Quest: Searching for Germany's Nazi Past (with co-author Frank Brandenburg) and Lauritz Melchior: The Golden Years of Bayreuth, the latter a biography of his father, the opera singer and movie star Lauritz Melchior. With his wife, L.A. architect Cleo Baldon, Ib Melchior wrote the non-fiction books Reflections on the Pool: California Designs for Swimming and Steps & Stairways.

Melchior also wrote Hour of Vengeance, a play based on the Viking story of Amled that also inspired William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. In 1982, it was awarded the Hamlet Award for best playwriting by the Shakespeare Society of America.

As a filmmaker, Melchior wrote and directed The Angry Red Planet (1959) and The Time Travelers (1964). His most high profile credit was as co-screenwriter (along with John C. Higgins) of Byron Haskin's critically acclaimed Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964). He cowrote the screenplays for two U.S.-Danish coproductions, Reptilicus (1961) and Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962), and provided the English language script for Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires (1965).

For television, he wrote "The Premonition" episode for the second season of the original The Outer Limits series. The episode was broadcast in 1965.

Melchior's short story The Racer was adapted as Paul Bartel's cult film favorite, Death Race 2000 (1975), starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone and produced by Roger Corman. It was later remade as Death Race (2008), starring Jason Statham and Joan Allen, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and produced by Tom Cruise.

He claims to be the creator of the original idea upon which Irwin Allen based his television series Lost in Space, although he never received onscreen credit for this. In 1960, Melchior had created an outline for a series he called "Space Family Robinson", which later became a Gold Key comic book. Ed Shifres' book Lost in Space: The True Story is a detailed documentation of how Irwin Allen allegedly plagiarized Melchior's script, with the two outlines presented side by side.

Decades later, Prelude Pictures hired Melchior as a consultant on its Lost in Space feature film adaptation, but later sold his contract to New Line Cinema, its production partner on the film. New Line agreed to pay Melchior a $75,000 production bonus and $15,000, but refused him his contractually promised two percent of the producer's gross receipts from the film.

Melchior, who is a decorated war hero of World War II, has also been involved in a long legal battle involving his father's estate, Chossewitz in Brandenburg, Germany, which was confiscated by the communist government of East Germany and never returned.

In 1965, he was dubbed Knight Commander of the Militant Order of Saint Brigitte of Sweden.

In 1976, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films awarded Ib Melchior its Golden Scroll Award to Merit for Outstanding Achievement.

Biographies include Ib Melchior: Man of Imagination by Robert Skotak, as well as Melchior's own autobiography Case by Case: A U.S. Army Counterintelligence Agent in World War II.

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Total Books: 36
Six Cult Films From The Sixties
2009 - Six Cult Films From the Sixties (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781593935092
ISBN-10: 1593935099
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment

Melchior  La Carte
2009 - Melchior La Carte (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781593933395
ISBN-10: 1593933398

Order of Battle Hitler's Werewolves
2000 - Order of Battle Hitler's Werewolves (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780595007592
ISBN-10: 0595007597
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Reflections on the Pool  California Designs for Swimming
Quest Searching for Germany's Nazi Past
1994 - Quest Searching for Germany's Nazi Past (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780891415527
ISBN-10: 0891415521
Genre: History

Case by Case A US Army Counterintelligence Agent in World War II
1993 - Case By Case a Us Army Counterintelligence Agent in World War II (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780891414445
ISBN-10: 0891414444
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Order of Battle Hitlers Werewolves
1991 - Order of Battle Hitlers Werewolves (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780891414308
ISBN-10: 0891414304
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Quest Searching for Germany's Nazi Past - A Young Man's Story
1991 - Quest Searching for Germany's Nazi Past - a Young Man's Story (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780891413974
ISBN-10: 0891413979
Genre: History

Steps  Stairways
1989 - Steps Stairways (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780847810758
ISBN-10: 0847810755
Genre: Engineering & Transportation

1989 - V-3 (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780709034995
ISBN-10: 0709034997
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1988 - Eva (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780709034971
ISBN-10: 0709034970
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1984 - Eva (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780396082941
ISBN-10: 0396082947
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Tombstone Cipher
1983 - The Tombstone Cipher (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553231878
ISBN-10: 0553231871
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Watchdogs of Abaddon
1981 - Watchdogs of Abaddon (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780722160237
ISBN-10: 0722160232
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Watchdogs of Abaddon
1980 - The Watchdogs of Abaddon (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553134117
ISBN-10: 0553134116

The watchdogs of Abaddon A novel
1979 - The Watchdogs of Abaddon a Novel (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060129675
ISBN-10: 0060129670
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

The Haigerloch Project
1978 - The Haigerloch Project (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553113310
ISBN-10: 0553113313
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

Haigerloch Project
1977 - Haigerloch Project (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780285622951
ISBN-10: 0285622951
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Sleeper Agent
1976 - Sleeper Agent (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780285622098
ISBN-10: 0285622099

the marcus device
1954 - The Marcus Device (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553198096
ISBN-10: 0553198092

Order of battle
Order of Battle (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060129378
ISBN-10: 0060129379