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This image has been floating around for some time now but I wanted to make sure that I got a link to it up on my blog. It’s an amazing – if flawed – attempt to illustrate the different streams of literary influence that went into the development of various types of science fiction. As someone who fairly recently wrote a field exam on the history of the genre in Britain, I can tell you that this sort of work is fiendishly difficult and to see it rendered so lucidly is a real testament to the creator.

Full image here: http://www.brainpickings.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/wardshelley_scifi.jpg

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