Here's a thought. AFAIK, the USPS has never issued any stamps honoring
science fiction as a genre. Since they like multiple honorees, here are
four that should be considered:
HUGO GERNSBACK: Editor of the first SF magazine in the 1920's, his
writings proved very prophetic.
JOHN W. CAMPBELL JR: Author of many stories under both his own name and
as Don. A. Stuart, he edited Astounding Science Fiction magazine
starting in the late 1930's, bringing a new life to the medium and
uncovering new authors like Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, A.E. Van
Vogt and many others, ushering in the "Golden Age" of science fiction.
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN: A graduate of Annapolis who was retired from the
Navy with tuberculosis, Heinlein exploded on the scene with his first
story ("Lifeline"), His output included short stories in his "Future
History" series, juvenile SF novels, and heavy, complex novels as he
ISAAC ASIMOV: One of the most prolific authors in American history,
ASimov got his start in SF, winning many awards. He was an explainer of
the first rank writing on virtually everything.
Here are a couple of additional ideas:
MURRAY LEINSTER: THe SF pen name of author Will F. Jenkins, his works
are still available today.
H.P. LOVECRAFT: The best pre-Stephen King horror writer, Lovecraft was
probably the best ever at setting the scene and making the ordinary seem
"There are good men everywhere. I only wish they had louder voices."--