Nelson Slade Bond
Nelson Slade Bond was one of the most prolific and well-known American writers of fantasy and science fiction stories from the 1930s until the 1950s. The author of more than 250 short stories, as well as several novels and novellas, he also wrote extensively for radio and television. In fact, his first successful story, "Mr. Mergenthwirker's Lobblies" (1937), appeared in three different mediums: in print, on radio, and on television. After the height of his writing career, Bond, complaining that "magazines and radio [were] dead, and TV sick," retreated from writing to run a public relations agency and deal in antique books from his home in Roanoke, Virginia.