Science and Invention

Science and Invention was an early publication by Gernsback, who coined the term “science fiction”. In it, journalistic reports about new technological marvels were interspersed with works of fiction. Fresh developments in radio, projection, agriculture, and weaponry were presented next to speculations about alien creatures and other worlds. Gernsback also included scientific debunkings of spirit mediums. His covers were especially striking, often including metallic ink for a futuristic effect. The Hugo, one of the top prizes in science fiction, is named for Gernsback.

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