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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:

Story: "Who Goes There?" (filmed as The Thing from Another World (1951), The Thing (1982)) See more »

Alternate Names:

Don A. Stuart
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In 1938, he became editor of Astounding Stories of Super Science, and changed the name to Astounding Science Fiction. While there, he established a new standard in maturity and scientific acuracy in science fiction pulp magazine writing. He is credited with creating "The Golden Age of Science Fiction," which lasted from 1938 to 1950 and especially during World War II. In the sixties, he changed ... See more »

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The Father of Modern Science Fiction

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Gemini

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