Eando Binder

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

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 Binder worked as a mechanical parts inspector for a "large industrial concern" during the 1930s. Otto Binder attended Crane College in Chicago and told Amazing Stories he was once "an amateur chemist with a home laboratory".[5]


  • 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)


Binder's The Robot Aliens was the cover story in the February 1935 issue of Wonder Stories
The Binder novelette "Where Eternity Ends" was cover-featured on the June 1939 issue of Science Fiction, illustrated by Frank R. Paul


  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. ^ http://www.comics.org/writer/name/Eando%20Binder/sort/alpha/
  5. ^ "Meet the Authors", Amazing Stories, June 1938, p.7

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