Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
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This thesis explores the creation of the science fiction genre through the pulp magazines of the 1920s. Hugo Gernsback, the creator of Amazing Stories is the first to title the budding genre as science fiction. Through his editorials, one can see a desire to create a wide community heavily involved in genre creation. By exploring these initial stories and editorials we can better understand how science fiction began as well as evolved into what it is today.
Doe, Zachary, "Amazing Stories: Science Fiction’s Inception in Interwar Pulp Magazines" (2021). CUNY Academic Works.