Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.
Inquiry speaks with teacher, writer, editor and science fiction scholar GARY WESTFAHL about the life and work of Hugo Gernsback. Though not a familiar name today, Gernsback was an important editor and critic of the 30s and 40s whose revolutionary ideas about what the tone and content of science fiction should be, helped define the genre as serious literature. Westfahl’s book is titled: HUGO GERNSBACK AND THE CENTURY OF SCIENCE FICTION.