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Gernsback

[ gurnz-bak ]
/ ˈgɜrnz bæk /
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noun
Hugo, 1884–1967, U.S. publisher and inventor, born in Belgium: a pioneer in science-fiction publishing.
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How to use Gernsback in a sentence

  • Gernsback was the only editor who imported foreign stories and translated them into English for his science fiction publications.

  • Hugo Gernsback, editor of Wonder Stories, put out two magazines that expired within a year.

  • So, Amazing is trying to get rid of the word "scientifiction" that Gernsback coined, eh?

  • Gernsback has put out 18 science fiction booklets, of which only the last six are now in print.

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