Tag: Writing

Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about Mary Shelley

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) 1. Her most famous novel, Frankenstein, is widely considered the first science fiction novel. Brian Aldiss certainly thinks so. It’s worth mentioning here that two other leading science (fiction) writers, Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov, argued that the honour of ‘first science-fiction novel’ should go […]

Literature

Jules Verne: Author or Fortune Teller?

By Spencer Blohm Jules Verne is one of the most influential and celebrated writers in the history of science fiction. But his novels contain more than just entertainment. His wild imagination and propensity for thorough research led not only to enthralling adventure stories, but some eerily accurate predictions in the […]