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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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The Thing Writer
The Thing Writer


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 2020 Cineficción Radio (Podcast Series) (novella "Who Goes There?", short story "Twilight" - 1 episode)
- Horror polar (2020) ... (novella "Who Goes There?", short story "Twilight")
 2011/I The Thing (short story "Who Goes There?")
 2002 The Thing (Video Game) (inspiration: 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)
Self - Editor, Astounding Science Fiction Magazine
- Isaac Asimov (2012) ... Self - 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 »

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Don A. Stuart


Margaret Winter  (his death)  (3 children) | See more »

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Created the fantasy magazine Unknown, which ran 1939-1943. It featured "hard fantasy" as well as modern horror fiction, such as Fritz Leiber's Conjure Wife, which was filmed as Weird Woman (1944) and Night of the Eagle (1962). See more »


The Father of Modern Science Fiction

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