The Wonders of Scientific Imagination: Hugo Gernsback and the First World War

The recent release of the film Interstellar proves once again that science fiction is capable of great imagination about the future of human technological development. The film envisions interstellar space travel and some of the real and fantastical stellar phenomenon we might encounter when we travel beyond the confines of our planet. For more than a century, this scientific imagination has shaped stories, art, and movies.  In this post, we examine one of the founding voices of science fiction, Hugo Gernsback, and some of his technological imaginings during the First World War.

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