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Hugo Gernsback

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Hugo Gernsback

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Full Name: Hugo Gernsback
Born: August 16, 1884
Bonnevoie, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Died: August 19, 1967
Manhattan, NY, NY, USA
Occupation: Inventor, Magazine Publisher, Editor, Writer
Nationality: American


Hugo Gernsback (August 16, 1884 - August 19, 1967), born Hugo Gernsbacher, was a Luxembourgian American inventor, writer, editor, and magazine publisher, best known for publications including the first science fiction magazine. His contributions to the genre as publisher were so significant that, along with the novelists H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, he is one person sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction". In his honor, annual awards presented at the World Science Fiction Convention are named the "Hugos". (Yeah, those Hugos.)

In 1963, Life magazine did a long piece on him that makes for interesting reading.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Frontiers of Imagination

 9. (1950)

 SF Rediscovery

 14. (1971)