On This Day: Edwin Balmer Died

On this day in 1959, Edwin Balmer died in Chicago, Illinois. Although he wrote a number of SF novels and stories – some of which were published in Hugo Gernsback‘s Amazing Stories – his main claim to fame is as co-author, with Philip Wylie, of When Worlds Collide.

When Worlds Collide was published in 1933 and, eighteen years later, the magnificent George Pal film production was released to cinemas – at a time when it was still a major selling point to announce that it was in ‘color by Technicolor!’


If you haven’t seen this wonderful piece of celluloid, we heartily recommend that you do so as soon as possible.

After all, who knows how much time we have left . . .