Eando Binder

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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).


  • The Double Man
  • The Impossible World
  • Secret of the Red Spot
  • Five Steps to Tomorrow
  • The Cancer Machine
  • The Three Eternals
  • Shipwreck In The Sky
  • 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

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