History and origins of science fiction

Posted to Data Art  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

Artist Ward Shelley maps the history of science fiction in painstaking detail. See the way big version here. Accurate?

[Boing Boing via @brianboyer]

4 Comments

  • jesus assis March 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    hi

    marvellous infographic.

    i,´m reading it calmly and i will send you msgs as long as i find troubles.

    here is a first one:

    it is a(lbert) robida and not “robia”

    please correct it.

    it would be a shame to taint the graph because such a minor error.

    thank you for your beautiful work

  • Umm…maybe I just can’t find it..but is Firefly absent?

  • José Antônio de Oliveira Salomé March 16, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Congratulations! It’s a fantastic work.

  • Not ready for publication; it needs knowledgeable proofing (as the first commenter pointed out). Walpole’s novel is Castle of Otranto, not “Oranto”; Bujold’s novel (and planet) is Barrayar, not “Barrayer”. I don’t know much about the genre or its history, and if I can spot two errors in two minutes, there are undoubtedly more.

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