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His radio-building hobby led him to pioneer pulp sci-fi!

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He gave us the weird tentacle and the occult detective.

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She developed a pathological aversion to her native England.

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An astute proto-ethnologist attired in full Victorian garb.

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“That saving incertitude which is our supreme consolation.”

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He creates black-and-white surreal masterpieces.

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Mechanical men, Martian vampires, and dirigible crashes.

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He imagined the Internet and other impossibilities.

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The suffragist who wrote Radium Age science fiction.

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“A woman whose life’s poetry never sank to prose.”

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The monkey grammarian plagued by conjunctions and disjunctions.

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“The first writer to discover what ‘other planets’ are really good for.”

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The ghost in Cash’s machine was Sturm und Drang Romanticism.

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The Cuban writer who was the toast of 1960s-70s Paris.

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His smiles, tears, and wall-punching are the best.

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The aviatrix who taught Amelia Earhart how to fly.

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Prescient in her arguments for a plant-based diet.

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One of the first real scientists to write science fiction. FWIW.

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Forget everything you thought you knew about “Half-Pint” Jaxon.

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Comics of deceptive simplicity and un-dupli­catable eloquence.

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A tattooed, cigar-chomping, cross-dressing, knife-collecting speed demon.

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He was part of the bad old post­modernism, in a good way.

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He preserved and disseminated oral culture.

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He aimed for total objectivity and compassion.