Many decades before the Internet invented the concept of the nerd and the associated culture, an eccentric Luxembourg author and inventor, Hugo Gernsback, laid the foundations of modern science fiction.

The incomprehension caused by the prototype of his revolutionary wireless radio system led him to want to educate the public on how science would shape the future. He also wanted to inspire young people to ask themselves questions about the world of tomorrow and to develop new technologies that could meet future challenges.

As a visionary, he wanted to prepare the population to live in the Age of Science. To achieve his goals, Hugo Gernsback created his own publishing house which, among other things, published a science fiction magazine, the first of its kind, Amazing Stories, thus founding a whole new literary genre.

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