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The History of Science Fiction

By Steven Romano May 31, 2013

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The New Wave

In the waning days of the Golden Age, science fiction began to take a more experimental route during "The New Wave" movement in Britain and America. Blending surrealism, social criticism, and psychedelia with the genre, sci-fi took a turn for the dark and cynical. Films like A Clockwork Orange and Soylent Green, for example, painted pessimistic images of what was in store for mankind's potential future. These works were as frightening as they were unnervingly familiar.

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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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