Talk:John W. Campbell, Jr.

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 Definition Editor of Astounding Science Fiction, later Analog, from September, 1937, until his death in 1971, perhaps the seminal figure in the field. [d] [e]
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Wikipedia stuff imported -- but it's all mine, he cried, mine, mine, mine!

All of the new material below the lede paragraph has been brought in from the Wikipedia article about Campbell. However, before leaving WP around May of '07, I had worked extensively on the Campbell article. Much, although not all, of the article up through March 3, 2007, or thereabouts was mine. Specifically, the section "Through other's eyes", as inserted here, was 100% my text. Also, I provided all of the Sources. I will comment on each new section as I add them. Hayford Peirce 22:03, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Did I write this paragraph? It was there on Nov. 23, 2006 -- check it out

Campbell was also responsible for the grim, and controversial, ending of the famous short story The Cold Equations by Tom Godwin. Joe Green says that Campbell had "three times! sent "Cold Equations" back to Godwin, before he got the version he wanted.... Godwin kept coming up with ingenious ways to save the girl! Since the strength of this deservedly classic story lies in the fact the life of one young woman must be sacrificed to save the lives of many, it simply wouldn't have the same impact if she had lived." [1] Hayford Peirce 22:28, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

november 1949 issue and 1959 submarine image text removed from article at least for the moment

The famous November 1949 "future" issue, in which all the stories had previously been "reviewed" in November of 1948
  1. Our Five Days with John W. Campbell, by Joe Green, The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Fall 2006, No. 171, page 13