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Old January 18 2011, 04:18 PM   #29
Re: Some science fiction "firsts"

Well, about Mary Shelley, Frankenstein is now widely considered the first true science fiction novel, period (Brian Aldiss first made the claim in his Billion-Year Spree, and it caught on. I happen to agree with his reasoning.)

Oh, and Heinlein also invented tribbles, in his very mediocre juvenile The Rolling Stones (the Star Trek writers actually had to get permission from him to use them, even though he called them by a different name.)

War of the Worlds is the very first alien invasion book, while The Time Machine is the very first time machine in literature.
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