|Born||June 11, 1912|
Springboro, Pennsylvania, United States
|Died||December 23, 2003(aged 91)|
|Pen name||Gene Ellerman|
|Occupation||short story writer, poet|
|Genre||science fiction, fantasy western, detective|
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.
- Basil Wells at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Clute, John; Peter Nicholls (1995). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. p. 1312. ISBN 0-312-13486-X.
- Simms, Richard (2007-10-13). "Basil Wells: A Tribute and Bibliography". Retrieved 2008-04-28.
- Tuck, Donald H. (1978). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 449. ISBN 0-911682-22-8.