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John W. Campbell Jr. (1910–1971)

John W. Campbell, Jr. was an American science fiction writer and editor, known predominantly for the sub-genre 'Hard Science Fiction', and further credited for his role in the Golden Age of Science Fiction. He began writing science fiction in his teens and attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then studied at Duke University where he ... See full bio »

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 2011/I The Thing (short story "Who Goes There?")
 1982 The Thing (story)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Machine (1952) ... (story)
 1951 The Thing from Another World (based on the story "Who Goes There?" by)
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 2012 Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- La Cosa (2012) ... (in memory of)
 2002 The Thing (Video Game) (inspiration: story "Who Goes There?")
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 2012 Prophets of Science Fiction (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Editor, Astounding Science Fiction Magazine
- Isaac Asimov (2012) ... Himself - Editor, Astounding Science Fiction Magazine
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Other Works:

Editorial, "The Lead Curtain," Published in "Air Trails Pictorial (USA)," October 1946, Vol. 27 No. 1, Pages 22-23, 68. See more »

Alternate Names:

Don A. Stuart
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Campbell invented the pseudonym "Don A. Stuart" from his first wife's name, Dona Stuart. See more »

Nickname:

The Father of Modern Science Fiction

Star Sign:

Gemini

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