Theodore Rose Cogswell (1918 – 1987) was an American science fiction author. During the Spanish Civil War, he served as an ambulance driver for the Republicans as part of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Cogswell wrote almost 40 science fiction stories, most of them humorous.

His story The Masters originally appeared in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Summer 1954, and was read by John Bell for Pseudopod episode 484, Flash on the Borderlands XXXI: WEIRD SCIENCE HORROR! Many thanks to John Betancourt and the Cogswell estate for working with us to share this story with you.