Hugo Gernsback was a writer and is considered by many to be the father of science fiction, he was the founder of Amazing Stories magazine, and he’s the reason the annual science fiction awards are called the Hugo Awards.
He also predicted almost every aspect of modern society, from remote-control television to solar power.… Read More
Decades before the atom bomb was though of by Einsten, H.G. Wells had already written a novel about it, 1914’s The World Set Free. Note that Wells didn’t know at this time that a nuclear detonation was actually possible — he just knew a little bit about radioactive decay and thought that, if we ever figured out a way to blow it all up at once, it would probably make a really big bang and be bad, real bad.… Read More
Mark Twain wrote a science fiction story relating the newly invented telephone (plus communication network) in as early as 1898.
When most people think of Mark Twain, they imagine Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn piloting a raft down the Mississippi River to find some trouble to get into.… Read More