The History of Science Fiction is vast
Ever wonder how thorough a history of science fiction you could make?
Well, these people have done it in a massive image that they are selling as a print. Check out the link below.
You can see some of your favorites on this graphic such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica (Both Classic and Modern Versions) Also includes sub-genres such as Cyberpunk, Fantasy and Horror.
It all began from ‘Fear and Wonder’ Through Plato, the enlightenment and the invention of modern science and eventually to the modern era.
If your anything like me you’ll spend a few hours going through it from end to end finding out how your favorite science fiction stories evolved and where their roots lie.
You can find the full sized graphic on the website link below
Article: “History of Science Fiction” is a graphic chronology that maps the literary genre from its nascent roots in mythology and fantastic stories to the somewhat calcified post-Star Wars space opera epics of today. The movement of years is from left to right, tracing the figure of a tentacled beast, derived from H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds Martians. Science Fiction is seen as the offspring of the collision of the Enlightenment (providing science) and Romanticism, which birthed gothic fiction, source of not only SciFi, but crime novels, horror, westerns, and fantasy (all of which can be seen exiting through wormholes to their own diagrams, elsewhere). Science fiction progressed through a number of distinct periods, which are charted, citing hundreds of the most important works and authors. Film and television are covered as well.