Thig of Ortha was the vanguard of the conquering “HORDE.” He had blasted across trackless space to subdue a defenseless world—only to meet on Earth emotions that were more deadly than weapons. Basil Wells was an American writer. He wrote science fiction, fantasy western and detective stories for various magazines
Basil Eugene Wells (June 11, 1912 – December 23, 2003) was an American writer. His first published story, "Rebirth of Man" appeared in the magazine Super Science Stories in 1940. He wrote science fiction, fantasy western and detective stories for various magazines sometimes under the name Gene Ellerman. Two collections of his stories, Planets of Adventure and Doorways to Space were published by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc.