History Sci-Fi

Past events that were either failures or successes formed the ground that we walk upon today.

Understanding how Sci-Fi came to exist can be complicated or very simple. However, it’s imperative to know origin and history so we can find it easy to understand the position we find ourselves today.

The simple way: While science fiction is deeply rooted in history, the simplest way to relate to science fiction in a way that people recognize is referring them to the stories of Utopia and Gulliver’s Travels, Frankenstein – the origins of science fiction.

The more complicated way: In this wise, the history of science fiction is a graphical arrangement of events in a chronological order that shows the literary genre from its initial roots in systematic collection and study of myths and awesome stories to the post-Star Wars space epics showing today.

Science Fiction can be described as the progeny of the impact that Enlightenment era and Romanticism era had when they collided together which brought about Gothic fiction which in turn birthed sci-fi, horror, crime novels, fantasy, and westerns.

6 thoughts on “History Sci-Fi

  1. Very cool thoughts about the origins of sci-fi, and how we can all benefit from reading the sci-fi classics and tracing how they became the space and steampunk and dystopian stories we know today!

    1. Hi Penelope,

      I am glad you enjoyed it.
      Thanks for taking some time to read this piece and for sharing the love for Sci-Fi 🙂

  2. Back in school, I made a paper on Frankenstein as the start point of science fiction. When I read your article on the origins of Sci-Fi I remembered all the research I did. When you look back at all the vents that happened and the changes that came because of these events, it’s a lot to take in. Thanks for the reminder!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *