It was rather apropos that during this, our con season, the Museum of American History was hosting the exhibit Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction 1780-1910. This period was rich in scientific advancement and discovery, inspiring writers to twist the new knowledge into fascinating fiction. For example, the emerging sciences of chemistry and electricity inspired Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The exhibit discussed the influence of exploration on land and sea, of geology and fossils, astronomy, aeronautics, industrial mechanization, and more, on people’s imaginations. If you have a chance, check out this terrific exhibit.
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