Basil Eugene Wells (June 11, 1912 – December 23, 2003) was an American writer. His first published story, "Rebirth of Man" appeared in the magazine Super Science Stories in 1940. He wrote science fiction, fantasy western and detective stories for various magazines sometimes under the name Gene Ellerman. Two collections of his stories, Planets of Adventure and Doorways to Space were published by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc.

Basil Wells
Born(1912-06-11)June 11, 1912
Springboro, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedDecember 23, 2003(2003-12-23) (aged 91)
Pen nameGene Ellerman
OccupationShort story writer, poet
Genrescience fiction, fantasy western, detective
Wells's novelette "Valkyrie From the Void" was the cover story for the Fall 1948 issue of Planet Stories


  • Basil Wells at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database  
  • Clute, John; Peter Nicholls (1995). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. p. 1312. ISBN 0-312-13486-X.
  • Simms, Richard (2007-10-13). "Basil Wells: A Tribute and Bibliography". Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  • Tuck, Donald H. (1978). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 449. ISBN 0-911682-22-8.

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