Tag: H.G. Welles

  • The History of Science Fiction Part 3: 1900 — 1909

    The History of Science Fiction Part 3: 1900 — 1909

    Reading Time Approx: 4 minutes The first decade of the 20th century continued the remarkable scientific progress of the previous century. Two events in particular informed the “scientifiction” writing of this period. In 1903 the Wright Brothers built and flew the first airplane, something that would inspire a lot of stories. But probably even more…

  • The History of Science Fiction and Fantasy Part 2: The Nineteenth Century

    The History of Science Fiction and Fantasy Part 2: The Nineteenth Century

    Reading Time Approx: 7 minutes It was the second half of the 19th century when science fiction really began to emerge as a recognizable genre. And very early on it even established two of the cornerstone sub-genres of science fiction in the form of time travel stories and apocalyptic fiction. There are two names that…