Hugo Gernsback
(1884–1967)

Luxembourgian American inventor, writer, editor, and magazine publisher. His magazine Amazing Stories was the first devoted to science fiction (or scientifiction as he called it). Sometimes called the "Father of Science Fiction" (along with H. G. Wells and Jules Verne).

Hugo Gernsback

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Novels:

  • Ralph 124C 41+ (1911)
  • Baron Münchausen's Scientific Adventures (1928)
  • Ultimate World (1971)

Short stories:

  • "The Magnetic Storm" - First published in Electrical Experimenter, August 1918; reprinted in Amazing Stories
  • "The Electric Duel" - Science and Invention, August 1923; Amazing Stories, September 1927
  • "The Killing Flash" Science Wonder Stories, November 1929; in French, 1976
  • "The Infinite Brain" (1942)
  • "The World in 2046' (1945)
  • "The Electronic Baby" (1946) [as by Dr. Grego Banshuck]
  • "The Radio Brain" (1946) [only as by Gus N. Habergock]
  • "Exploration of Mars" (1949)
  • "Action at a Distance" (1950)
  • "World War III---In Retrospect" (1950)
  • "The Cosmatomic Flyer" Science-Fiction Plus (March 1953)

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