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The History of Science Fiction

By Steven Romano May 31, 2013

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Frankenstein

While the science fiction genre was coming into its own following the Age of Enlightenment, it wasn't until the 19th century when it began gaining momentum and could, according to experts, be labeled as such. Some go so far as to label Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as the first modern work of sci-fi. At the same time, stories centered around the possibilities of time travel and futuristic dystopias began appearing up in various publications.

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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