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News item dated 24 May 2016

Good to see that the Guardian story about John Crowley’s new translation of The Chemical Wedding (1616) by Johann Valentin Andreae quotes our very own John Clute and links to the relevant SF Encyclopedia entry. But to call this work “the first ever science fiction novel” is to pick just one of all too many possibilities in the vast realm that’s outlined in the SFE entry for Proto SF. It’s complicated ...

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