Stanley G. Weinbaum

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Name: Stanley G. Weinbaum
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Occupation: Author
Works: A Martian Odyssey, others
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Stanley G. Weinbaum was an early science fiction author who won acclaim for his groundbreaking depictions of alien life as sympathetic, but truly alien from humanity. Most of his work was printed in pulp magazines Wonder Stories and Astounding. He died in 1935 at the age of 33, with his work hailed for years to come by authors and critics like Isaac Asimov, Lester del Rey and Frederik Pohl.

The March '36 Astounding carried the announcement that Weinbaum was dead, and provoked a flow of letters that showed just what a niche that grand writer had carved in the hearts of his readers. Now that time has passed and a more critical analysis has been made, many are saying that he was not such a genius as at first appeared--but he did give us something new and something unique, for which we cannot forget him.

John F. Burke: Letters Through the Ages (July 1940)