Edwin Balmer

USA flag (1883 - 1959)

Edwin Balmer (1883-1959) was a writer of detective stories and speculative fiction. He was also the editor of Redbook, and later associate publisher. Balmer also collaborated on the comic strip Speed Spaulding, which was based on the co-authored (with Philip Wylie) novel When Worlds Collide.Philip Gordon Wylie (1902 – 1971) was a prolific American author of works ranging from pulp science fiction, mysteries, social diatribes and satire, to ecology and the threat of nuclear holocaust. He served as director of the Lerner Marine Laboratory, and also was an advisor to the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee for Atomic Energy. As his scientific and philosophical views were present in his novels, so were his love of pulp-style serials, and his earliest work influenced the creation of Flash Gordon and later, Watchmen, while at least nine movies were made from his novels and stories, including When Worlds Collide.

Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction
New Books
February 2023

Black Cat Weekly #77
(Black Cat Weekly, book 77)
Series contributed to
Black Cat Weekly
   4. Black Cat Weekly #4 (2021) (with Todhunter Ballard, John Boyd, Hal Charles, Lester del Rey, Paul Di Filippo, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, William MacHarg, Frank Lovell Nelson and Meg Opperman)
   43. Black Cat Weekly #43 (2022) (with Isaac Asimov, Murray Leinster, Robert Lopresti, Daniel Marcus, Robert Silverberg, George O Smith, John Varley and Victoria Weisfeld)
   69. Black Cat Weekly #69 (2022) (with Hal Charles, James A Hearn, James Holding, Phyllis Ann Karr, Murray Leinster, Peter Lovesey, William B MacHarg, Hal Meredith and Margaret St. Clair)
   77. Black Cat Weekly #77 (2023) (with Bruce Arthurs, Hal Charles, Jonathan Craig, Reed Fulton, Harry Harrison, Phyllis Ann Karr, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Murray Leinster and William B MacHarg)

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