This is a phrase that originated in the 1920s and thus created this new literary genre. In science fiction, reality is subject to some technological transformations to be able to explore man’s potential and his relation to his surroundings. Hugo Gernsback, an American writer and editor, was the first one to use the phrase science fiction in a magazine called Science and Invention. He first wanted to call this genre scientifiction, however this latter did not become popular. The birth of this modern genre is also attributed to the US comic strip called Amazing Stories, which appeared back in 1926. Until the 1960s most sci fi stories involved life in space with such writers as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury. WATCH an interview.

  Edgar Allan Poe is sometimes called "the father of science fiction" with stories such as "The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion" (1839) and "The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar" (1845). Let us not forget that he was more famous for his horror stories.

There are two other fathers of science fiction: the French writer Jules Verne (1828-1905) and the British writer H. G. Wells (1866-1946) with stories such as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man.


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