John W. Campbell Reshapes Sci-Fi – Pulp! Astounding Stories – Extra Sci Fi

Writer-turned-famous-editor of Astounding Stories, John W. Campbell helped usher in the golden age of science fiction, driven by a new authorial understanding of real science and real psychology.
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Lovecraft & Howard – Pulp! Weird Tales – Extra Sci Fi

Weird Tales was a pulp magazine that started out as a collection of detective stories before getting taken over by writers like H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, whose fantastic tales instilled both good and bad tropes that we still see in modern sci fi.
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Hugo Gernsback – Pulp! Amazing Stories – Extra Sci Fi

Sci fi “pulp” stories sometimes have a reputation for being cheesy and over-dramatic, but they were extremely important for building up the sci fi genre as something *anyone* could write for AND get paid for–not just famous authors.
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William Gibson: The 80s Revolution – Extra Sci Fi – #7

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After Star Wars, the science fiction genre suddenly became a pop culture darling, and a flood of schlocky imitations followed. William Gibson led the charge to reclaim space in the genre for his concept of future history – one that, in turn, eventually launched cyberpunk.
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