Re: Some science fiction "firsts"
Mr. Adventure wrote:
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.
You cannot go against nature
Because when you do
Go against nature
It's part of nature too