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Science fiction as its own genreThe start of Science Fiction as a genre of its own, took probably place in 1926 when the magazine "Amazing Stories" started. Editor was the journalist and publisher Hugo Gernsback, who labeled this kind of stories "scientification".
During the period 1926-1950 Science Fiction was published mostly in american and brittish magazines. The naive covers and often poor paperquality in combination with sometimes really bad stories, made SF gain lower status than more "serious" litterature.
It was at the end of the 30's when the editor John W. Campbell Jr.demanded better quality on the stories which were to be published in "Astounding Science Fiction" that Science Fiction begun to gain a better reputation.
The words "Science Fiction" appeared in the beginning of the 30s.
The first time they appearead was in Hugo Gernsback's magazine "Science Wonder
Stories", one of many magazines Gernsback edited after
"Amazing Stories" had disappeared.
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