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"A Martian Odyssey" is a science fiction short story by American writer Stanley G. Weinbaum originally published in the July 1934 issue of Wonder Stories.
Alfred Elton van Vogt (April 26, 1912 – January 26, 2000) was a Canadian-born science fiction author.
Abraham Grace Merritt (January 20, 1884 – August 21, 1943) – known by his byline, A. Merritt – was an American Sunday magazine editor and a writer of fantastic fiction.
An airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system is an airborne radar picket system designed to detect aircraft, ships and vehicles at long ranges and perform command and control of the battlespace in an air engagement by directing fighter and attack aircraft strikes.
An aircraft pilot or aviator is a person who controls the flight of an aircraft by operating its directional flight controls.
Amazing Stories is an American science fiction magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback's Experimenter Publishing.
Analog Science Fiction and Fact is an American science-fiction magazine published under various titles since 1930.
Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan.
Argosy, later titled The Argosy and Argosy All-Story Weekly, was an American pulp magazine from 1882 through 1978, published by Frank Munsey.
Arisia is a Boston-area, volunteer run science fiction convention, named for a planet in the Lensman novels by E. E. "Doc" Smith.
Arisia Rrab is a fictional character who is featured as a superhero in comic books published by DC Comics.
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.
Babylon 5 is an American science fiction television series created by writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski, under the Babylonian Productions label, in association with Straczynski's Synthetic Worlds Ltd.
"Backstage Lensman" is a short story by Randall Garrett, a parody or pastiche of the Lensman series of E.E. 'Doc' Smith.
Boise is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho, and is the county seat of Ada County.
Bone conduction is the conduction of sound to the inner ear through the bones of the skull.
Bonner County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Idaho.
Catherine Lucille Moore (January 24, 1911 – April 4, 1987) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, who first came to prominence in the 1930s writing as C. L. Moore.
Rear Admiral Caleb Barrett Laning (born 27 March 1906, Kansas City, Missouri; died 31 May 1991, Falls Church, Virginia) was a highly decorated naval officer, writer, and technical adviser.
Charles Edward Munroe (24 May 1849 – 7 December 1938) was an American chemist, discoverer of the Munroe effect, and chair of the Department of Chemistry at the George Washington University.
Charles Hornig (May 25, 1916 - October 11, 1999) was one of the earliest contributors to the science fiction genre.
Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that uses principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics and economics to efficiently use, produce, transform, and transport chemicals, materials and energy.
A chemist (from Greek chēm (ía) alchemy; replacing chymist from Medieval Latin alchimista) is a scientist trained in the study of chemistry.
The Children of the Lens are characters in the fictional Lensman universe created by E. E. "Doc" Smith.
Children of the Lens is a science fiction novel by American author E. E. Smith.
Clearwater is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida, United States, northwest of Tampa and St. Petersburg.
Clifford Donald Simak (August 3, 1904 – April 25, 1988) was an American science fiction writer.
Cold fusion is a hypothesized type of nuclear reaction that would occur at, or near, room temperature.
A college-preparatory school (shortened to preparatory school, prep school, or college prep) is a type of secondary school.
Command and control or C2 is a "set of organizational and technical attributes and processes...
The copyright law of the United States is intended to encourage the creation of art and culture by rewarding authors and artists with a set of exclusive rights.
David A. Kyle (February 14, 1919 – September 18, 2016) was an American science fiction writer and member of science fiction fandom.
A doughnut or donut (both: or; see etymology section) is a type of fried dough confection or dessert food.
Dwellers in the Mirage is a fantasy novel by American writer A. Merritt.
Edward Everett Evans (November 30, 1893 – December 2, 1958) was an American science fiction author and fan.
Earthlight is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke, published in 1955.
Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American fiction writer best known for his celebrated and prolific output in the adventure and science-fiction genres.
The term energy is used by writers and practitioners of various esoteric forms of spirituality and alternative medicine to refer to a variety of phenomena.
Eric Temple Bell (February 7, 1883 – December 21, 1960) was a Scottish-born mathematician and science fiction writer who lived in the United States for most of his life.
The term expanded universe, sometimes called an extended universe, is generally used to denote the "extension" of a media franchise (like a television program or a series of feature films) with other media, generally comics and original novels.
Fantasy Press was an American publishing house specialising in fantasy and science fiction titles.
A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine or -zine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest.
Faster-than-light (also superluminal or FTL) communication and travel are the conjectural propagation of information or matter faster than the speed of light.
First Fandom Hall of Fame is an annual award for contributions to the field of science fiction dating back more than 30 years.
First Lensman is a science fiction novel and space opera by American author E. E. Smith.
Food engineering is a multidisciplinary field which combines microbiology, applied physical sciences, chemistry and engineering for food and related industries.
The Foundation series is a science fiction book series written by American author Isaac Asimov.
In physics, a frame of reference (or reference frame) consists of an abstract coordinate system and the set of physical reference points that uniquely fix (locate and orient) the coordinate system and standardize measurements.
Frederik George Pohl Jr. (November 26, 1919 – September 2, 2013) was an American science-fiction writer, editor, and fan, with a career spanning more than 75 years—from his first published work, the 1937 poem "Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna", to the 2011 novel All the Lives He Led and articles and essays published in 2012.
Friday is a 1982 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein.
The Galactic Patrol was an intergalactic organization in the Lensman science fiction series written by E. E. Smith.
Galactic Patrol is a science fiction novel by American author E. E. Smith.
George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur.
David G. Potter (April 3, 1947 – June 13, 2001) was a computer technician at California State University, Sacramento who was widely known for acerbic, scathingly humorous and knowledgeable postings to Usenet science fiction newsgroups.
Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian-era theatrical partnership of the dramatist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and the composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) and to the works they jointly created.
Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom.
Gordon Eklund (born July 24, 1945 in Seattle, Washington) is an American science fiction author whose works include the "Lord Tedric" series and two of the earliest original novels based on the 1960s Star Trek TV series.
Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege (8 November 1848 – 26 July 1925) was a German philosopher, logician, and mathematician.
Gray Lensman is a science fiction novel by author E. E. Smith.
The Green Lantern Corps is the name of a fictional intergalactic military/police force appearing in comics published by DC Comics.
Edward Groff Conklin (September 6, 1904 – July 19, 1968) was an American science fiction anthologist.
The Generic Universal RolePlaying System, or GURPS, is a tabletop role-playing game system designed to allow for play in any game setting.
Herbert George Wells.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American writer who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard, (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925), known as H. Rider Haggard, was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre.
Hiram Gilmore "Harry" Bates III (October 9, 1900 – September 1981) was an American science fiction editor and writer.
Harry Max Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey; March 12, 1925 – August 15, 2012) was an American science fiction author, known for his character The Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966).
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Hillsdale is a city in the state of Michigan.
Hugo Gernsback (born Hugo Gernsbacher, August 16, 1884 – August 19, 1967) was a Luxembourgish-American inventor, writer, editor, and magazine publisher, best known for publications including the first science fiction magazine.
Imagine Entertainment (formerly Imagine Films Entertainment and also known simply as Imagine) is an American film and television production company founded in 1986 by director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer.
The inertialess drive is a fictional means of accelerating to close to the speed of light or faster-than-light travel, originally used in Triplanetary and the Lensman series by E.E. "Doc" Smith, and later by Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Larry Niven, and Alastair Reynolds.
Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954), known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or jms, is an American television and film screenwriter, producer and director, and comic book writer.
John Stewart Williamson (April 29, 1908 – November 10, 2006), who wrote as Jack Williamson, was an American science fiction writer, often called the "Dean of Science Fiction" after the death of Robert Heinlein in 1988.
Jackson is a city in the south central area of the U.S. state of Michigan, about west of Ann Arbor and south of Lansing.
Jerome Siegel (October 17, 1914 – January 28, 1996),Roger Stern.
Jirel of Joiry is a fictional character created by American writer C. L. Moore, who appeared in a series of sword and sorcery stories published first in the pulp horror/fantasy magazine Weird Tales.
John Wood Campbell Jr. (June 8, 1910 – July 11, 1971) was an American science fiction writer and editor.
Johns Hopkins University is an American private research university in Baltimore, Maryland.
Jules Gabriel Verne (Longman Pronunciation Dictionary.; 8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright.
Kootenai County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho.
Lyon Sprague de Camp (27 November 1907 – 6 November 2000), better known as L. Sprague de Camp, was an American writer of science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction.
Latah County is a county located in the north central region of the U.S. state of Idaho.
Lazarus Long is a fictional character featured in a number of science fiction novels by Robert A. Heinlein.
Lee Hawkins Garby (1892–1953) was the co-author with Edward Elmer Smith of the 1928 serial novel The Skylark of Space, the first science fiction story in which humans left the solar system.
The Lensman series is a series of science fiction novels by American author Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith.
Libertarianism (from libertas, meaning "freedom") is a collection of political philosophies and movements that uphold liberty as a core principle.
Copyright is the right to copy and publish a particular work.
Note that this partial list contains some authors whose works of fantastic fiction would today be called science fiction, even if they predate or did not work in that genre.
Lloyd Arthur Eshbach (June 20, 1910 – October 29, 2003) was an American science fiction fan, publisher and writer, secular and religious publisher, and minister.
The Lockheed Corporation was an American aerospace company.
Locus: The Magazine of The Science Fiction & Fantasy Field, is an American magazine published monthly in Oakland, California.
Lord Darcy is a detective in an alternate history, created by Randall Garrett.
Maine is a U.S. state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
are comics created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.
Martin Fleischmann FRS (29 March 1927 – 3 August 2012) was a British chemist noted for his work in electrochemistry.
Methuselah's Children is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction in the July, August, and September 1941 issues.
Murray Leinster (June 16, 1896 – June 8, 1975) was a nom de plume of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an American writer of science fiction and alternate history literature.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is one of the oldest physical science laboratories in the United States.
Northwest Smith is a fictional character, and the hero of a series of stories by science fiction writer C. L. Moore.
A nova (plural novae or novas) or classical nova (CN, plural CNe) is a transient astronomical event that causes the sudden appearance of a bright, apparently "new" star, that slowly fades over several weeks or many months.
Of Worlds Beyond is a collection of essays about the techniques of writing science fiction, edited by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach.
The OODA loop is the decision cycle of observe, orient, decide, and act, developed by military strategist and United States Air Force Colonel John Boyd.
The Operations Room (also known as the Combat Information Center (CIC), or, under the British system, the Action Information Centre) is the tactical center of a warship or AWAC aircraft providing processed information for command and control of the near battlespace or 'area of operations'.
Peter Schuyler Miller (February 21, 1912 – October 13, 1974) was an American science fiction writer and critic.
Paul Malmont is an American author who has specialized in books considering the style and tropes of popular fiction of the past, making the writers of that popular fiction the heroes and protagonists of his own work.
The Pend Oreille River is a tributary of the Columbia River, approximately long, in northern Idaho and northeastern Washington in the United States, as well as southeastern British Columbia in Canada.
Realism (in philosophy) about a given object is the view that this object exists in reality independently of our conceptual scheme.
Philosophy of language explores the relationship between language and reality.
Presbyterianism is a part of the reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to Britain, particularly Scotland, and Ireland.
The public domain consists of all the creative works to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply.
Randall Garrett (December 16, 1927 – December 31, 1987) was an American science fiction and fantasy author.
Robert Anson Heinlein (See also the biography at the end of For Us, the Living, 2004 edition, p. 261. July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science-fiction writer.
Roman Frederick Starzl (1899–1976) was an American author.
Although the genre is very old, the romance novel or romantic novel discussed in this article is the mass-market version.
Romanian Canadians are Canadian citizens of Romanian descent or Romania-born people who reside in Canada.
Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American actor and filmmaker.
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936)The Times, (London) 18 January 1936, p. 12 was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist.
Sam Moskowitz (June 30, 1920 – April 15, 1997) was an American writer, critic, and historian of science fiction.
Science fiction conventions are gatherings of fans of the speculative fiction genre, science fiction.
Science fiction fandom or SF fandom is a community or fandom of people interested in science fiction in contact with one another based upon that interest.
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States.
Second Stage Lensmen is a science fiction novel by author Edward E. Smith, Ph.D..
Sheboygan is a city in and the county seat of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States.
Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.
Skylark is a science fiction/space opera series by American writer E. E. Smith.
Skylark DuQuesne is a science fiction novel by American writer E. E. Smith, the final novel in his Skylark series.
Skylark of Valeron is a science fiction novel by American writer E. E. Smith, the third in his Skylark series.
Skylark Three is a science fiction novel by American writer E. E. Smith, the second in his ''Skylark'' series.
Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes space warfare, melodramatic adventure, interplanetary battles, chivalric romance, and risk-taking.
Spacehounds of IPC is a science fiction novel by author E. E. Smith.
Spacewar! is a space combat video game developed in 1962 by Steve Russell, in collaboration with Martin Graetz and Wayne Wiitanen, and programmed by Russell with assistance from others including Bob Saunders and Steve Piner.
In physics, special relativity (SR, also known as the special theory of relativity or STR) is the generally accepted and experimentally well-confirmed physical theory regarding the relationship between space and time.
Spokane is a city in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States.
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum (April 4, 1902 – December 14, 1935) was an American science fiction writer.
Bobby Stanley Pons (born August 23, 1943) is an American electrochemist known for his work with Martin Fleischmann on cold fusion in the 1980s and 1990s.
Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers is a 1973 comic science fiction novel by Harry Harrison.
Star Wars is an American epic space opera media franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas.
Stealth technology also termed low observable technology (LO technology) is a sub-discipline of military tactics and passive electronic countermeasures, which cover a range of techniques used with personnel, aircraft, ships, submarines, missiles and satellites to make them less visible (ideally invisible) to radar, infrared, sonar and other detection methods.
The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was a proposed missile defense system intended to protect the United States from attack by ballistic strategic nuclear weapons (intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles).
Subspace Encounter is a 1983 science fiction novel by E. E. Smith, a posthumously published sequel to his Subspace Explorers.
Subspace Explorers is a science fiction novel by E. E. "Doc" Smith.
Superman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Thomas O'Conor Sloane (November 21, 1851 – August 7, 1940) was the editor of Amazing Stories from 1929-38 as T. O'Conor Sloane.
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, published in 1985.
The Face in the Abyss is a fantasy novel by American writer A. Merritt.
The Moon Pool is a fantasy novel by American writer Abraham Merritt.
The Number of the Beast is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, published in 1980.
The Ship of Ishtar is a fantasy novel by A. Merritt.
The Skylark of Space is a science fiction novel by American writer Edward E. "Doc" Smith, written between 1915 and 1921 while Smith was working on his doctorate.
The Vortex Blaster is a collection of three science fiction short stories by author Edward E. Smith, Ph.D..
Time travel is the concept of movement between certain points in time, analogous to movement between different points in space by an object or a person, typically using a hypothetical device known as a time machine.
Triplanetary is a science fiction novel and space opera by American writer E. E. Smith.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).
Tweel (also referred to as a "Tweerl", the exact pronunciation of the word is said to be impossible for humans) is a fictional extraterrestrial from the planet Mars, featured in two short stories by Stanley G. Weinbaum.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Universal Pictures (also known as Universal Studios) is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.
A universal translator is a device common to many science fiction works, especially on television.
The University of Idaho (officially abbreviated UI, locally referred to as "U of I" or "UIdaho") is the U.S. state of Idaho's oldest public university.
Warsaw is a city in and the county seat of Kosciusko County, Indiana, United States.
Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web and other information on the Internet.
William B. Ellern (born November 30, 1933) is an American science fiction author.
Arthur Wilson "Bob" Tucker (November 23, 1914 – October 6, 2006) was an American theater technician who became well known as a writer of mystery, action adventure, and science fiction under the name Wilson Tucker. Tucker was also a prominent member of science fiction fandom, who wrote extensively for fanzines under the name Bob Tucker, a family nickname bestowed in childhood (his own mispronunciation of the nickname "Bub").
Wonder Stories is an early American science fiction magazine which was published under several titles from 1929 to 1955.
Worldcon, or more formally the World Science Fiction Convention, the annual convention of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS), is a science fiction convention.
X-rays make up X-radiation, a form of electromagnetic radiation.
The 21st World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Discon I, was held August 31–September 2, 1963, at the Statler-Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., United States.
The 2nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Chicon I, was held September 1–2, 1940, at the Hotel Chicagoan in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
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