amazing_stories_april1926

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

hodgson

He gave us the weird tentacle and the occult detective.

Isabella Bird in Tibet

She developed a pathological aversion to her native England.

kingsley

An astute proto-ethnologist attired in full Victorian garb.

“That saving incertitude which is our supreme consolation.”

Kaz
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He creates black-and-white surreal masterpieces.

lerouge2

Mechanical men, Martian vampires, and dirigible crashes.

leinster

He imagined the Internet and other impossibilities.

cicely-hamilton

The suffragist who wrote Radium Age science fiction.

Stieler-Jane_Digby

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

Octavio+Paz

The monkey grammarian plagued by conjunctions and disjunctions.

bob_pepper_a_voyage_to_arcturus

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

cash

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

sarduy

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

Drugstore-Cowboy

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

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The aviatrix who taught Amelia Earhart how to fly.

lappe

Prescient in her arguments for a plant-based diet.

taine-seeds

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.

Comics of deceptive simplicity and un-dupli­catable eloquence.

carstairs

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

jarman

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

He preserved and disseminated oral culture.

chekhov

He aimed for total objectivity and compassion.