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Hugo Gernsback

American inventor, writer, editor and publisher (1884–1967)

1884   -   1967

genre: science fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America, Luxembourg
languages spoken, written or signed: English
occupation: inventor, editor, writer, novelist, science fiction writer
award received: Officer of the Order of the Oak Crown, Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, Hugo Award

Hugo Gernsback (; born Hugo Gernsbacher, August 16, 1884 – August 19, 1967) was a Luxembourgish–American inventor, writer, editor, and magazine publisher, best known for publications including the first science fiction magazine. His contributions to the genre as publisher—although not as a writer—were so significant that, along with the novelists H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, he is sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction". In his honour, annual awards presented at the World Science Fiction Convention are named the "Hugos".
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