Eando Binder

Eando Binder is a pen-name used by two mid-20th-century science fiction authors, Earl Andrew Binder (1904–1965) and his brother Otto Binder (1911–1974). The name is derived from their first initials ("E and O Binder").

Under the Eando name, the Binders wrote some published science fiction, including stories featuring a heroic robot named Adam Link. The first Adam Link story, published in 1939, is titled I, Robot. An unrelated collection of stories by Isaac Asimov, also entitled I, Robot, was published in 1950. The name was chosen by the publisher, against Asimov's wishes.[1]

By 1939, Otto had taken over all of the writing, leaving Earl to act as his literary agent.[2] Under his own name, Otto wrote for the Captain Marvel line of comic books published by Fawcett Comics (1941–1953) and the Superman line for DC Comics (1948–1969), as well as numerous other publishers, with credited stories numbering over 4400[3]. The pen-name Eando Binder is also credited with over 160 comic book stories.[4]

Earl Andrew Binder
United States
Died1965 (aged 60–61)
United States
Pen nameEando Binder
GenreScience fiction
RelativesOtto Binder (brother)


  • The Double Man
  • The Impossible World
  • Secret of the Red Spot
  • Five Steps to Tomorrow
  • The Cancer Machine
  • The Three Eternals
  • Where Eternity Ends
  • Lords of Creation (1949)
  • Enslaved Brains (1965)
  • Menace of the Saucers (1969)
  • Get Off My World (1971)
  • Night of the Saucers (1971)
  • Puzzle of the Space Pyramids (1971)
  • The Mind from Outer Space (1972)


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Binder's The Robot Aliens was the cover story in the February 1935 issue of Wonder Stories
Science Fiction June 1939
The Binder novelette "Where Eternity Ends" was cover-featured on the June 1939 issue of Science Fiction, illustrated by Frank R. Paul
  • The First Martian, Amazing Stories, Oct 1932
  • Set your Course by the Stars, Astounding Stories, May 1935
  • The Time Entity, Astounding Stories, Oct 1936
  • Conquest of Life, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Aug 1937 (Anton York)
  • Via Etherline, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Oct 1937 (Via)
  • Life Eternal, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Feb 1938 (Anton York)
  • Via Asteroid, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Feb 1938 (Via)
  • Via Death, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Aug 1938 (Via)
  • I, Robot, Amazing Stories, Jan 1939 (Adam Link)
  • The Impossible World, Startling Stories, Mar 1939 (reprinted in The Impossible World)
  • Where Eternity Ends (complete novel), Science Fiction, Jun 1939
  • The Trial of Adam Link, Amazing Stories, Jul 1939 (Adam Link)
  • The Man Who Saw Too Late, Fantastic Adventures, Sep 1939
  • Lords of Creation, Argosy, Sep 1939, serialized in six parts, book publication 1949
  • Via Venus, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Oct 1939 (Via)
  • The Three Eternals, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Dec 1939 (Anton York)
  • One Thousand Miles Below, Planet Stories, Winter 1940 (reprinted as Get off my World!)
  • Adam Link in Business, Amazing Stories, Jan 1940 (Adam Link)
  • Via Pyramid, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Jan 1940 (Via)
  • Adam Link’s Vengeance, Amazing Stories, Feb 1940 (Adam Link)
  • Son of the Stars, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Feb 1940
  • Via Sun, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Mar 1940 (Via)
  • Adam Link, Robot Detective, Amazing Stories, May 1940 (Adam Link)
  • Adam Link, Champion Athlete, Amazing Stories, Jul 1940 (Adam Link)
  • The Secret of Anton York, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Aug 1940 (Anton York)
  • Via Mercury, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Oct 1940 (Via)
  • Via Catacombs, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Nov 1940 (Via)
  • Via Intelligence, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Dec 1940 (Via)
  • The Teacher from Mars, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Feb 1941
  • Wanderer of Little Land, Fantastic Adventures, Jun 1941 (Little People)
  • Via Jupiter, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Feb 1942 (Via)
  • Adam Link Saves the World, Amazing Stories, Apr 1942 (Adam Link)
  • Enslaved Brains, Fantastic Story Quarterly, Winter 1951
  • Iron Man, Future Science Fiction #28, 1955
  • Captain Video, Fawcett, 1951
  • Adam Link — Robot, Paperback Library, 1965 (Adam Link)
  • Anton York, Immortal, Belmont, 1965 (Anton York)
  • Puzzle of the Space Pyramids, Curtis, 1971 (reprinting the Via stories)
  • Get off my world!, Curtis, 1971 (reprinting One Thousand Miles Below)
  • All in Good Time, Signs and Wonders, ed. Roger Elwood, Revell, 1972
  • The Mind from Outer Space, Curtis Books, 1972
  • Any Resemblance to Magic, The Long Night of Waiting, ed. Roger Elwood, Aurora, 1974
  • Better Dumb Than Dead, Journey to Another Star and Other Stories, ed. Roger Elwood, Lerner, 1974
  • The Missing World, The Missing World and Other Stories, ed. Roger Elwood, Lerner, 1974
  • The Avengers Battle The Earth-Wrecker, A Bantam Book, 1967


  1. ^ Johnny Pez, "The History of the Positronic Robot and Foundation Stories, Part 3: 1944-1951", asimovonline.com, retrieved 2009-09-30
  2. ^ Otto Binder, Autobiographical afterword to "I, Robot", from the January 1939 issue of Amazing Stories Archived August 29, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "GCD :: Story Search Results". www.comics.org. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  4. ^ https://www.comics.org/writer/name/Eando%20Binder/sort/alpha/

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Adam Link

Adam Link is a fictional robot, made in the likeness of a man, who becomes self-aware, and the protagonist of several science fiction short stories written by Eando Binder (Earl and Otto Binder). The stories were originally published in Amazing Stories from 1939 to 1942.

In all, ten Adam Link stories were published. The first was "I, Robot" (not to be confused with the book by Isaac Asimov; see the article on Eando Binder).

Avalon Books

Avalon Books was a small New York-based book publishing imprint active from 1950 through 2012, established by Thomas Bouregy. Avalon was an important science fiction imprint in the 1950s and 60s; later its specialty was mystery and romance books. The imprint was owned by Thomas Bouregy & Co., Inc.. It remained a family firm, with Thomas's daughter Ellen Bouregy Mickelsen taking over as publisher in 1995.On June 4, 2012 it was announced that Amazon.com had purchased the imprint and its back-list of about 3,000 titles. Amazon said it would publish the books through the various imprints of Amazon Publishing.

Binder (surname)

Binder is a surname of German origin. There are several origins of the name, among them the shortened forms of occupational names like "Fassbinder" (i.e. Cooper), or "Buchbinder" (i.e. Bookbinder). Also an old English name relating to Binders that bound barrels made by Coopers.

Brad Wright

Brad Wright is a Canadian television producer, screenwriter and actor. He is best known as the co-creator of the television series Stargate SG-1 (with Jonathan Glassner), Stargate Atlantis (with Robert C. Cooper) and Stargate Universe (also with Cooper) and as the creator of Travelers. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Before the inception of the Stargate franchise, he served as the co-executive producer and a writer of The Outer Limits. He has also written scripts for several other television series including Neon Rider, Adventures of the Black Stallion, The Odyssey, Highlander: The Series and Poltergeist: The Legacy.

Great Science Fiction Stories About the Moon

Great Science Fiction Stories About the Moon is a 1967 anthology of science fiction short stories edited by T. E. Dikty and published by Fredrick Fell. The stories had originally appeared in the magazines Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Galaxy Science Fiction, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Thrilling Wonder Stories and Astounding.

I, Robot

I, Robot is a fixup novel of science fiction short stories or essays by American writer Isaac Asimov. The stories originally appeared in the American magazines Super Science Stories and Astounding Science Fiction between 1940 and 1950 and were then compiled into a book for stand-alone publication by Gnome Press in 1950, in an initial edition of 5,000 copies. The stories are woven together by a framing narrative in which the fictional Dr. Susan Calvin tells each story to a reporter (who serves as the narrator) in the 21st century. Although the stories can be read separately, they share a theme of the interaction of humans, robots, and morality, and when combined they tell a larger story of Asimov's fictional history of robotics.

Several of the stories feature the character of Dr. Calvin, chief robopsychologist at U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men, Inc., the major manufacturer of robots. Upon their publication in this collection, Asimov wrote a framing sequence presenting the stories as Calvin's reminiscences during an interview with her about her life's work, chiefly concerned with aberrant behaviour of robots and the use of "robopsychology" to sort out what is happening in their positronic brain. The book also contains the short story in which Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics first appear, which had large influence on later science fiction and had impact on thought on ethics of artificial intelligence as well. Other characters that appear in these short stories are Powell and Donovan, a field-testing team which locates flaws in USRMM's prototype models.

The collection shares a title with the 1939 short story "I, Robot" by Eando Binder (pseudonym of Earl and Otto Binder), which greatly influenced Asimov. Asimov had wanted to call his collection Mind and Iron, and initially objected when the publisher made the title the same as Binder's. In his introduction to the story in Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories (1979), Asimov wrote:

It certainly caught my attention. Two months after I read it, I began 'Robbie', about a sympathetic robot, and that was the start of my positronic robot series. Eleven years later, when nine of my robot stories were collected into a book, the publisher named the collection I, Robot over my objections. My book is now the more famous, but Otto's story was there first.

I, Robot (1964 The Outer Limits)

"I, Robot" is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 14 November 1964, during the second season. It was remade under the same title in 1995. Leonard Nimoy appeared in both versions.

I, Robot (1995 The Outer Limits)

"I, Robot" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 23 July 1995, during the first season. It is a remake of "I, Robot" (1964), an episode of the original series.

I, Robot (short story)

"I, Robot" is a science fiction short story by Eando Binder (nom de plume for Earl and Otto Binder), part of a series about a robot named Adam Link. It was published in the January 1939 issue of Amazing Stories, well before the related and better-known book I, Robot (1950), a collection of short stories, by Isaac Asimov. Asimov was heavily influenced by the Binder short story.

Jack Binder (artist)

John "Jack" Binder (August 11, 1902 – March 6, 1986) was a Golden Age comics creator and art packager. A fine artist by education, Binder had a prolific comics career that lasted primarily from 1937 to 1953, through his most concentrated work was through 1946. He was the creator of the original comic book Daredevil, for Lev Gleason Publications. Binder is credited with coining the term zero gravity as part of a 1938 article in Thrilling Wonder Stories. Binder's younger brothers were Earl and Otto Binder, collectively known as Eando Binder when writing science fiction.

List of sources for anthology series

Many anthology series made for television have been based on literary sources. These sources have gone back as far as Chaucer (The Canterbury Tales) and have included works by classic writers such as Edgar Allan Poe (The Black Cat from Masters of Horror) and Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from Climax!).

Lords of Creation

Lords of Creation is a science fiction novel by author Eando Binder (combined pseudonym for American brothers Earl and Otto Binder). It was first published in book form in 1949 by Prime Press in an edition of 2,112 copies, of which 112 were signed, numbered and slipcased. The novel was originally serialized in six parts in the magazine Argosy beginning September 23, 1939.

Otto Binder

Otto Oscar Binder (August 26, 1911 – October 13, 1974) was an American author of science fiction and non-fiction books and stories, and comic books. He is best known for his many scripts for Captain Marvel Adventures and other stories involving the entire superhero Marvel Family. He was prolific in the comic book field and is credited with writing over 4400 stories across a variety of publishers under his own name, as well as more than 160 stories under the pen-name Eando Binder.

Prime Press

Prime Press, Inc. was a science fiction and fantasy small press specialty publishing house founded in 1947. It published a number of interesting science fiction books in its brief four-year lifespan.

It was founded by Oswald Train, James A. Williams, Alfred C. Prime, and Armand E. Waldo who were all members of the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society. The founders originally intended that the press focus on writers living in the Philadelphia area or associated with PSFS. In 1950, Prime and Waldo asked Williams and Train to buy them out. Williams died suddenly in 1951. Train was unable to continue the press on his own. Their next book was to have been Lost Continents, by L. Sprague de Camp. Prime had printed the signatures, but handed the project off to Gnome Press who bound them with a new title page.

Puzzle of the Space Pyramids

Puzzle of the Space Pyramids is a fix-up science fiction novel by Eando Binder. It tells the story of several successive space expeditions to Mars, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter. As each planet is found to harbor various (usually hostile) alien life, each expedition must survive both the elements and the attacks by the natives. The continuing thread through the expeditions is the discovery of an ancient pyramid on each planet they explore. These puzzling pyramids were apparently built by an unknown primeval civilization far older than and unrelated to the current inhabitants. When a final pyramid is found on Jupiter, its existence may point the way to their builder's secret.

The novel is a fix-up novel taken from stories published in Thrilling Wonder Stories.

Via Etherline [as by Gordon A. Giles; Via] Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct ’37; [ch. 1-2]

Via Asteroid [as by Gordon A. Giles; Via] Thrilling Wonder Stories Feb ’38; [ch. 3-4]

Via Death [as by Gordon A. Giles; Via] Thrilling Wonder Stories Aug ’38; [ch. 5-6]

Via Venus [as by Gordon A. Giles; Via] Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct ’39; [ch. 7-8]

Via Pyramid [as by Gordon A. Giles; Via] Thrilling Wonder Stories Jan ’40; [ch. 9-11]

Via Sun [as by Gordon A. Giles; Via] Thrilling Wonder Stories Mar ’40; [ch. 12-13]

Via Mercury [as by Gordon A. Giles; Via] Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct ’40; [ch. 14-16]

Via Catacombs [as by Gordon A. Giles; Via] Thrilling Wonder Stories Nov ’40; [ch. 17-19]

Via Intelligence [as by Gordon A. Giles; Via] Thrilling Wonder Stories Dec ’40; [ch. 20-22]

Via Jupiter [Via] Thrilling Wonder Stories Feb ’42; [ch. 23-33]

Science-Fiction Plus

Science-Fiction Plus was an American science fiction magazine published by Hugo Gernsback for seven issues in 1953. In 1926, Gernsback had launched Amazing Stories, the first science fiction magazine, but he had not been involved in the genre since 1936, when he sold Wonder Stories. Science-Fiction Plus was initially in slick format, meaning that it was large-size and printed on glossy paper. Gernsback had always believed in the educational power of science fiction, and he continued to advocate his views in the new magazine's editorials. The managing editor, Sam Moskowitz, had been a reader of the early pulp magazines, and published many writers who had been popular before World War II, such as Raymond Z. Gallun, Eando Binder, and Harry Bates. Combined with Gernsback's earnest editorials, the use of these early writers gave the magazine an anachronistic feel.

Sales were initially good, but soon fell. For the last two issues Gernsback switched the magazine to cheaper pulp paper, but the magazine remained unprofitable. The final issue was dated December 1953.

In addition to the older writers he published, Moskowitz was able to obtain fiction from some of the better-known writers of the day, including Clifford Simak, Murray Leinster, Robert Bloch, and Philip José Farmer, and some of their stories were well-received, including "Spacebred Generations", by Simak, "Strange Compulsion", by Farmer, and "Nightmare Planet", by Leinster. He also published several new writers, but only one, Anne McCaffrey, went on to a successful career in the field. Science fiction historians consider the magazine a failed attempt to reproduce the early days of the science fiction pulps.

Science Fiction League

The Science Fiction League was one of the earliest associations formed by science fiction fans. It was created by Hugo Gernsback in February 1934 in the pages of Wonder Stories, an early science fiction pulp magazine. Gernsback was the League's "Executive Secretary', with Charles D. Hornig its "Assistant Secretary". The initial slate of "Executive Directors" included Forrest J. Ackerman, Eando Binder, Jack Darrow (Clifford Kornoelje), Edmond Hamilton, David H. Keller, P. Schuyler Miller, Clark Ashton Smith, and R. F. Starzl.Gernsback intended for the magazine to promote fandom, much as his earlier "Radio League" had promoted interest in his radio and electrical hobby magazines. It was successful, and chapters were formed in the US, UK and Australia. Although the League was popular, with membership soon reaching about 1,000, it did not last long; in 1943 Sam Merwin, the editor of Thrilling Wonder Stories (the magazine had changed its name in 1936) dropped the organization when he took over the editorship. Frederik Pohl recalled that the League "changed a lot of lives. It filled a need" by helping fans meet each other, and reported that some chapters still existed 30 years later.The Science Fiction League of America was a different organization of science fiction writers including Ted Sturgeon, Anthony Boucher, and Isaac Asimov, and associated with the television show Tales of Tomorrow.

The Time Traveller (fanzine)

The Time Traveller was one of the earliest science fiction fanzines, started in 1932. It grew out of a New York City fan club called the Scienceers and was started by Mort Weisinger, Julius Schwartz, Allen Glasser, and Forrest J Ackerman. Initially, Glasser was the "Editor" of the zine, Weisinger "Associate Editor," Schwartz "Managing Editor," and Ackerman "Contributing Editor." (Three of the four editors were 15–17 years old at the time. Allen Glasser was born in 1908.)

According to SF historian Sam Moskowitz, The Time Traveller was the first fanzine to be devoted exclusively to science fiction. It went through a series of incarnations and title switches (Science Fiction Digest; Fantasy Magazine) before it ceased publication in January 1937. The zine's chief claim to fame was its publication of a 17-part round-robin story called Cosmos (July 1933 – December 1934), each part written by a different writer. The roster of Cosmos writers included many of the leading lights of SF, fantasy, horror, and adventure fiction in that era, including A. Merritt, E.E. "Doc" Smith, Edmond Hamilton, John W. Campbell, E. Hoffmann Price, and Otis Adelbert Kline. The others involved were David H. Keller, P. Schuyler Miller, Arthur J. Burks, Ralph Milne Farley, "Eando Binder," Francis Flagg, Lloyd Arthur Eshbach, Bob Olsen, J. Harvey Haggard, and Abner J. Gelula; Raymond A. Palmer wrote one installment under his own name, and another under the pseudonym "Rae Winters." Hamilton composed the final episode of the serial, and finished with a bang, destroying the planets Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus with an atomic disintegrator ray.

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