Bell, Earl Leaston

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According to Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years, By Everett Franklin Bleiler, Richard Bleiler: "BELL, EARL L(EASTON). U.S. (Augusta, Georgia) newspaperman. The author's name is spelled Earle on the cover of the magazine. ...Coauthor of excellent "The Augusta Chronicle, Indomitable Voice of Dixie" (University of Georgia, 1960)"

No mention in Gale. Search of Social Security Master Death file makes probable vital dates of: Born 11 Feb 1895, Died Mar 1972, SSN 258-03-1578. Confirmed in Augusta Chronicle archives. Born 11 Feb, 1895, in Augusta, Died 26 Mar, 1972.

"Bell, a native Augustan, was born Feb. 11, 1895. He attended Augusta schools and old Evans Academy. He married the former Eleanor Brown, and they have one son, Charles L. Bell of Augusta." --Augusta Chronicle, March 3, 1963, Page 2-A

"Earl Leaston Bell, a veteran Augusta newspaperman and historian, died Sunday in an Augusta hospital after a brief illness. He was 77. [...] He was the author of one of the earliest science fiction novels, "Moon of Doom," and in 1960 co-authored a history of The Chronicle titled "The Augusta Chronicle: Indomitable Voice of Dixie."" --Augusta Chronicle, March 27, 1972, Page 1.

  • "Doctor DeBruce" Weird Tales, Feb 1924.
  • "The Mood of Doom" Amazing Stories Quarterly, Winter 1928.
  • "The Young Old Man" Amazing Stories September, 1929. Reprinted Oct62.
  • "The Land of Lur" Weird Tales, May 1930.