1910 – Born on June 8th in Newark, New Jersey. American science-fiction writer, considered the father of modern science fiction.
– He developed Laws of Robotics with Isaac Asimov.
– He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
1928 – He began writing science fiction at age 18 and quickly sold his first stories.
1930 – His first published story, “When the Atoms Failed”, contained one of the earliest depictions of computers in science.
1931 – At the age of 21 he was a well-known pulp writer of super-science space opera.
– He married to Dona Stuart.
1932 – Graduated with a physics degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who speculated imaginatively on the physical diversity that extraterrestrials might possess.
1937 – F. Orlin Tremaine hired him as the editor of Astounding.
1938 – He became editor of Astounding Stories of Super Science, and changed the name to Astounding Science Fiction.
– He established a new standard in maturity and scientific acuracy in science fiction pulp magazine writing.
– He is credited with creating "The Golden Age of Science Fiction".
1939 – Created the fantasy magazine Unknown (later Unknown Worlds).
– It featured "hard fantasy" as well as modern horror fiction, such as Fritz Leiber’s Conjure Wife, which was filmed as Weird Woman and Night of the Eagle.
1950 – Married to Margaret Peg Winter.
1960 – He changed the name again to Analog Science Fiction and Fact.
1971 – Died of heart ailment on July 11th in Mountainside, New Jersey.
– Has had two Awards for science fiction writing named after him; The John W. Campbell, Jr., Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.