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Old January 17 2011, 09:45 PM   #20
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Re: Some science fiction "firsts"

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Mary Shelley is considered the founder of steampunk, through her novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, in 1818. And considering it was about a man of science using science to create life, I think it qualifies as SF!
Wouldn't that be like claiming contemporary movies of the 50's as being the founder of "retro"?
I think that's more along the lines of primitive genetic engineering rather than Steampunk. Steampunk is alternate history, and that's not really what Shelley was writing about.
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