John W. Campbell
Campbell locked its scientifically coined/shaped training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and to the Duke University 1932 with the Bachelor OF Science. Starting from 1937 up to its death 1971 it published the American Science Fiction magazine for more than three decades „Astounding Science Fiction “, which was renamed 1960 in „similar to Science Fiction “. Its activity as an author always stood in the shade of its working as a publisher. Its meaning as publishers is attributed to the fact the fact that it discovered new writers and partly also with ideas for your works supported it. Some this writer, whose first Kurzgeschichten Campbell published, are well-known authors such as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, L. Sprague de Camp or A. E. van Vogt. In addition it published the Fantasy magazine Unknown (late Unknown Worlds) from 1939 to 1943.
Before Campbell publisher became wrote he Science Fiction. Into the early 1930er years was it with its Arcot, Morey, and calf series in the range the space Opera just as importantly as for example the author E. E. Smith. It wrote thereafter nuancierte Kurzgeschichten, like “Twilight” and “Forgetfulness”, to more under the alias 'Don A. Stuart' (Dona Stuart takes “) of the name of its wife „.
Its most well-known Kurzgeschichte is “Who Goes There?“, over a group of scientists in the Antarctic, which discover an extraterrestial spacecraft. This history filmed as the thing from another world (1951) and again than The Thing (1982). It was gekürt 1970 by the Science Fiction Writers OF America for the best SF-Kurzgeschichte of all times. Its novel the unbelievable planet (English. The Incredible planet ) from the year 1949 becomes frequently the most important novels and of the forties thirties 20. Century counted.
Between that 11. December 1957 and that 13. June 1958 functioned Campbell as a host weekly radio of a transmission Exploring Tomorrow. The collecting mains to the transmissions were written by authors such as Gordon Dickson and Robert Silverberg.
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and John W. Campbell Award for Best new Writer were donated in its honours.
- 1949 The Incredible planet (German 1971, 1982: The unbelievable planet ISBN 3-453-30796-8)
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|NAME||Campbell Jr., John W (ood)|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||US - American Science Fiction - writer and influential Science Fiction - publisher|
|DATE OF BIRTH||8. June 1910|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Newark (new jersey)|
|DYING DATE||11. July 1971|