Nebraska Authors

Miles J. Breuer

Born 1889-01-03 Chicago, IL (USA)

Died 1945-10-14
Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Los Angeles, CA (USA)
Los Angeles National Cemetery

A prominent physician in Lincoln, Miles Beuer was perhaps best known as a pioneering science fiction writer for magazines in the 1920s and 1930s. Much of what is known as science fiction originated - and found themes, styles and modes - in these science fiction magazines of the early twentieth century. Breuer was inspired by the work of H.G. Wells, and himself inspired masterful science fiction writers from Jack Williamson to Robert A. Heinlein.
Michael Page compiled and edited an anthology of Breuer's work, The Man with the Strange Head and Other Early Science Fiction Stories, which includes ten stories, the novel Paradise and Iron, and Breuer's editorial essay "The Future of Scientifiction".

Places Lived

Chicago, IL
Austin, TX
Crete, NE
Lincoln, NE
Los Angeles, CA

Author Of

  • Fiction


Science Fiction


High School Diploma, 1906, Crete High School, Crete, NE
Masters Degree, 1911, University of Texas, Austin, TX
M.D., 1915, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Science Fiction Writer

Places Worked

Army Medical Corps during WWI
Family Medical Practice in Crete, NE


The Man Without an Appetite. 1916. (his first story)
"Paradise and Iron" in Amazing Stories Quarterly, 1930.
The Birth of a New Republic. with Jack Williamson, 1931.
The Man with the Strange Head and Other Early Science Fiction Stories. 2008. (edited by Michael Page)

Many contributions to pulp science fiction magazines, including:
Amazing Stories
Astounding Stories of Super-Science
Avon Fantasy Reader
Comet Stories
Future Fiction
Marvel Tales
Science Wonder Stories
Wonder Stories

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