Startup: The Inventor of Sci-Fi

hugo_gernsback_tv_goggles_1963Hugo Gernsback (pictured here wearing television glasses in 1963) was an inventor and prolific writer. While his stories are largely regarded as pathetic as far as literature goes, the visionary settings they took place in earned him a place as the creator of the sci-fi genre. Today, the Hugo awards are given each year in his name.