John W. Campbell Jr.


Born
in Newark, New Jersey, The United States
June 08, 1910

Died
July 11, 1971

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John Wood Campbell, Jr. was an influential figure in American science fiction. As editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later called Analog Science Fiction and Fact), from late 1937 until his death, he is generally credited with shaping the so-called Golden Age of Science Fiction.
Isaac Asimov called Campbell "the most powerful force in science fiction ever, and for the first ten years of his editorship he dominated the field completely."

As a writer, Campbell published super-science space opera under his own name and moody, less pulpish stories as Don A. Stuart. He stopped writing fiction after he became editor of Astounding.

Known Pseudonyms/Alternate Names:
Don A. Stuart
Karl van Campen
John Campbell
J. W. C., Jr.
John W. Campbell
John Woo
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“History does not always repeat itself. Sometimes it just yells, 'Can't you remember anything I told you?' and lets fly with a club.”
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“Write me a creature that thinks as well as a man or better than a man, but not like a man.”
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“In Wilson's scale of evaluations breakfast rated just after life itself and ahead of the chance of immortality."
~ By His Bootstraps / Robert A. Heinlein”
John W. Campbell Jr., Astounding Science-Fiction, October 1941

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