ISBN: 0786719052

p. 4 intro on John W. Campbell, Jr.

“he talked to dozens of writers and slowly taught them that science fiction was not about adventure primarily, but about science. It was not about rescuing damsels in disstress, but it was about solving problems. It was not about mad scientists, but about hard working thinkers. It was not by writers who had a facile hand with a cliche, but it was by writers who understood science and engineering and how those things worked and by whom they were conducted.”