Hugo Gernsback

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1884 – 1967

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Who was Hugo Gernsback?

Hugo Gernsback, 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".

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Born
Aug 16, 1884
Bonnevoie
Also known as
  • Dr. Grego Banshuck
  • Greno Gashbuck
  • Hugo Gernsbacher
  • Gus N. Habergock
Ethnicity
  • Luxembourgers
  • Luxembourgian American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Employment
  • Wonder Stories
    (1930 - 1936)
Died
Aug 19, 1967
Manhattan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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