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Hugo Gernsback

On This Day: Hugo Gernsback

On this day in 1884, one of the most influential figures in the history of science fiction, Hugo Gernsback,  was born. How influential? Well, he launched the first fully-dedicated SF magazine, Amazing Stories, first coined the phrase ‘scientifiction‘, which later became the term we know and love; he appended ‘PhD’ to the end of a […]

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On This Day: Hugo Gernsback Died

 On this day in 1967, Hugo Gernsback, one of the most influential figures in the history of science fiction, passed away in New York. How influential? Well, he launched the first fully-dedicated SF magazine, Amazing Stories, first coined the phrase ‘scientifiction‘, which later became the term we know and love; he appended ‘PhD’ to the […]

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Happy Birthday, Hugo Gernsback!

Today marks the 129th anniversary of the birth of Hugo Gernsback, one of the most influential figures in the history of science fiction. How influential? Well, he launched the first fully-dedicated SF magazine, Amazing Stories, first coined the phrase ‘scientifiction‘, which later became the term we know and love; he appended ‘PhD’ to the end […]

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Happy Birthday, E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith!

Edward Elmer Smith was born on this day, 123 years ago. His first novel, The Skylark of Space, although written between 1915 and 1920, did not see print until eight years later, when it was serialised in Amazing Stories – whose editor, the legendary Hugo Gernsback (after whom the Hugo Awards are named) who added […]

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