Hugo Gernsback

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Name: Hugo Gernsbacher
Also Known As: Hugo Gernsback
Occupation: inventor, writer, editor, and magazine publisher
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Hugo Gernsback uncredited , November 1929
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Hugo Gernsback (August 16, 1884 – August 19, 1967) was a Luxembourgish–American inventor, writer, editor, and magazine publisher. Most of his publications where pulp magazines. In 1926, Gernsback founded the first magazine entirely dedicated to science fiction, Amazing Stories.

He was also the publisher of Wonder Stories and a cofounder of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society.

The Hugo Award is named after Hugo Gernsback.

In the Beginning . .. There was Eofandom. Back in the primordial slime of the twenties, there existed a small-scale hard science enthusiast named Hugo Gernsback, who was forever trying to make his fortune by publishing and backing Science as the universal panacea for all our ills. He put together a magazine called "AMAZING Stories". As part of his campaign to boost his ideals and magazines (he soon followed "AMAZING" with a few more pulp mags), he started the Science Fiction League and gave us, the world, not only the term Scientifiction but, more importantly, science fiction fandom.[1]



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