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When Worlds (don't) collide - Sci-fi and Politics in 1950's

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Introduction

       The term science fiction was conied in the 1920s by the American publisher Hugo Gernsback that was one of the first in using the term "science fiction": a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life.

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