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Thursday, August 18, 2016

"Scientifiction" Badge

Hugo Gernsback, who started publishing Amazing Stories in 1926, proposed the name "scientifiction" for the writing that we call science fiction, or sci-fi. 
This Sept. 1928 issue didn't sell well (the magazine mostly had action scenes on the cover), but I wish I had a wearable badge of the ink pen and compass with its gears of Fact and Theory, and Mars and the moon in the background.

2 comments:

Michael Leddy said...

Badge? I want the pen!

Fresca said...

MICHAEL: I thought of you, actually.