John W. Campbell

1910 - 1971

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John Wood Campbell Jr. (June 8, 1910 – July 11, 1971) was an American science fiction writer and editor. He was editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later called Analog Science Fiction and Fact) from late 1937 until his death and was part of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Campbell wrote super-science space opera under his own name and stories under his primary pseudonym, Don A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John W. Campbell has received more than 509,754 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). John W. Campbell is the 1,944th most popular writer (up from 2,171st in 2019), the 2,445th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,562nd in 2019) and the 230th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, John W. Campbell ranks 1,944 out of 5,794Before him are Tin Ujević, Michael Cunningham, Christy Brown, Guido Adler, Israel Joshua Singer, and Robert James Waller. After him are Yasutaka Tsutsui, Rhonda Byrne, Ana María Matute, Elsa Beskow, Zinaida Gippius, and Luigi Illica.

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Among people born in 1910, John W. Campbell ranks 85Before him are Nouhak Phoumsavanh, Masayoshi Ōhira, Pascoal Ranieri Mazzilli, Barthélemy Boganda, Julien Gracq, and Maurice Papon. After him are Alex North, Jack Hawkins, Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, Giorgio Perlasca, Heinz Hoffmann, and Maria Cebotari. Among people deceased in 1971, John W. Campbell ranks 61Before him are Van Heflin, Ub Iwerks, Dean Acheson, Dita Parlo, T. V. Soong, and Viktor Patsayev. After him are Paul Lukas, József Zakariás, Duane Allman, Pedro Rodríguez, Hermann Ehrhardt, and August Derleth.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John W. Campbell ranks 2,445 out of 15,968Before him are Milton Glaser (1929), Michael Cunningham (1952), Robert F. Engle (1942), Abe Vigoda (1921), David Lane (1938), and Robert James Waller (1939). After him are Craig Venter (1946), Stephen Lang (1952), Barbara Hershey (1948), Elizabeth Warren (1949), Brent Spiner (1949), and Archibald Gracie IV (1858).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John W. Campbell ranks 230Before him are Clarissa Pinkola Estés (1945), Theodore Sturgeon (1918), Edward Bunker (1933), Charles Berlitz (1913), Michael Cunningham (1952), and Robert James Waller (1939). After him are Archibald Gracie IV (1858), Kathy Reichs (1948), Suzanne Collins (1962), Anne Sexton (1928), Joan Didion (1934), and Edward Gorey (1925).