Charles Willard Diffin

(1884-1966)

Charles W. Diffin was an engineer, airplane salesman, and author who graduated with a degree in analytical chemistry from the University of Buffalo.

He was most active with the magazines published by William Clayton and then by Street & Smith.

He was one of the better writers whom Harry Bates encouraged to write for the new Astounding Stories of Super-Science in the early 1930s.

His first story for Astounding, "Spawn of the Stars" (February, 1930), has Earth invaded by amoeba-like Aliens and was sufficiently competent for Groff Conklin to reprint it in his early anthology, The Best of Science Fiction (1946).


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