Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction 1780-1910

Fantastic Worlds

In Fantastic Worlds, an exhibition from Smithsonian Libraries, visitors learned about this fascinating period in history through works ranging from newspaper hoaxes, works of popular science, novels, and more that exposed an eager and curious public to new ideas. The exhibit served as a tour of imaginative tales and the scientific discoveries that inspired them when the science fiction genre was just beginning to come into its own.