Category Archives: The History Of Science Fiction

An ongoing project in which I attempt to cover the entire history of science fiction and fantasy from it’s origins through to today in chronological fashion. I’m currently working my way through the decades with some special posts to highlight particularly significant individuals.

My thought is that the articles could be continually revised and expanded based on reader feedback, becoming steadily more comprehensive.

forbiddenplanet The History of Science Fiction Part 11: 1950 — 1959 — TV, Radio and Movies

This is post #11 of 12 in the series “The History Of Science Fiction” During the 1950s science fiction exploded out of print and onto the airwaves. Of course people were already used to seeing science fiction in the movies, but now they could expe­ri­ence it on the radio or watch it on tv. A lot of … Continue reading The History of Science Fiction Part 11: 1950 — 1959 — TV, Radio and Movies

LOTR WITSP The History of Science Fiction Part 10: 1950 — 1959 (Books)

This is post #10 of 12 in the series “The History Of Science Fiction” The 1950s were a peak in Amer­ican culture in some ways. It was also a time when tele­vi­sion was estab­lished, radio still had a pres­ence and movies and maga­zines were still big busi­ness. There’s a fair amount of dispute over when the Golden Age of Science … Continue reading The History of Science Fiction Part 10: 1950 — 1959 (Books)

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

This is post #3 of 12 in the series “The History Of Science Fiction” 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 … Continue reading The History of Science Fiction Part 3: 1900 — 1909