Blake Savage is a pen name of Harold Leland Goodwin, an American writer (1914 -1990). He was known to his friends as Hal Goodwin. Goodwin wrote popular science books, mostly about space exploration, as Harold L. Goodwin, "Hal Goodwin" and "Harold Leland Goodwin." He also wrote children's books as Blake Savage (Rip Foster Rides the Gray Planet) and John Blaine (the Rick Brant series). In the latter case, he co-wrote (with Peter J. Harkins) the first 3 books in the series and wrote books 4 through 24 by himself.
Goodwin was also the Director of the Civil Effects Test Group, Federal Civil Defense Administration. He was the director for several atomic tests.