scientific romance

archaic term for science fiction

Scientific romance is an archaic term for the genre of fiction now commonly known as science fiction. The term originated in the 1850s to describe both fiction and elements of scientific writing, but has since come to refer to the science fiction of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, primarily that of Jules Verne, H. G. Wells and Arthur Conan Doyle. In recent years, the term has come to be applied to science fiction written in a deliberately anachronistic style, as a homage to or pastiche of the original scientific romances.
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genre: scientific romance

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From the Earth to the Moon

science fantasy novel by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Henri de Montaut

1865

The Time Machine

science fiction novel by H. G. Wells

author: H. G. Wells

1895

A Journey to the Center of the Earth

1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Édouard Riou

1864

The Mysterious Island

novel by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Jules Férat

1874

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