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Digital Humanities


Science Fiction: From Silly to Surreal is a presentation outlining the evolution of science fiction from the 1930s to the modern day. The progress of the genre is shown through an analysis of old movies and TV shows from WWII America, demonstrating how science fiction was seen as a genre for children. During the 1950s and 1960s, the library's archives attracted significant research interest. In the 1950s and 1960s, the majority of the research concerning the library's archives came in the form of articles. These articles were produced by Mercury Press Records, which then made The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. In it, writers such as Isaac Asimov, Richard Ashby, and Charles Beaumont wrote short stories and reviews. Their works helped to show the maturity of science fiction through a blending of the human psyche, mystery, and political commentary. Lastly, there is a short dive into modern science fiction, showing the way the genre is seen nowadays.

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