Entry updated 14 March 2022. Tagged: Author.
(? -? ) US policeman and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Let 'Em Eat Space" as by William Grey Beyer in Argosy for 4 November 1930. Most of his sf first appeared in the same magazine, with the exception of a 1951 story in Science Fiction Quarterly bylined Wm Gray Beyer. His Minions of the Moon (22 April-6 May 1939 Argosy; 1950), along with three further serials, Minions of Mars (13 January-10 February 1940 Argosy; 1940), "Minions of Mercury" (31 August-28 September 1940 Argosy), and "Minions of the Shadow" (20 September-15 November 1941 Argosy), make up the Mark Nevin – Omega series of light-hearted, interplanetary Space-Opera adventures involving a human protagonist who awakens (see Sleeper Awakes) 6000 years after the present day, falls in love and befriends an Alien called Omega who is the last survivor of its Moon civilization. All four of these tales were eventually assembled as Minions of the Shadow and the Other Mark Nevin – Omega Novels (omni 2003). [JC/DRL]
William Gray Beyer
Mark Nevin – Omega
- Minions of Mars (New York: Argosy, 1940) [bound as a salesman's sample: Mark Nevin – Omega: pb/Rudolph Belarski]
- Minions of the Moon (Hicksville, New York: Gnome Press, 1950) [Mark Nevin – Omega: hb/Edd Cartier]
- Minions of the Shadow and the Other Mark Nevin – Omega Novels (Eugenia, Ontario: The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2003) [omni of the above plus title story and "Minions of Mercury": Mark Nevin – Omega: hb/]
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