Boyd Ellanbee

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Boyd Ellanbee

Boyd Ellanbee – A Collaborative Duo in the World of Science Fiction Boyd Ellanbee is the pseudonym for the husband and wife writing team of Lyle and Bill Boyd. Their story, “A Toothache on Zenob,” is a captivating tale of extraterrestrial stargazers making contact with Earth and is featured in Incredible Science Fiction: Amazing Tales from the ’50s and Beyond Volume One. But their work in science fiction is just one aspect of their remarkable careers.

An Illustration from the Magazine Publication of A Toothache on Zenob

William Clouser Boyd, also known as Billy Boyd, was not only a talented writer, but also an accomplished immunochemist. He and his wife Lyle conducted a worldwide survey of blood types in the 1930s and made a significant contribution to the field by discovering that human blood groups are inherited and not influenced by the environment.

In their science fiction writing, the Boyds bring their unique perspective and expertise to the genre, creating stories that are both entertaining and thought-provoking. If you’re a fan of classic science fiction, be sure to check out their work in Incredible Science Fiction: Amazing Tales from the ’50s and Beyond. And for a sneak peek, you can listen to the first five minutes of the Audible narration of “A Toothache on Zenob” using the player below.

A Toothache on Zenob by Boyd Ellanbee 5 Minute Sample

The full story is 33 minutes and 49 seconds long. You can listen to the rest of the story on Audible:

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