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History of Science Fiction Map

This image by Ward Shelley has been making the rounds since yesterday. It's the winner of WIRED magazine's Data as Art: 10 Striking Science Maps contest. Check it out:

Click the image to see the story and the other nine maps.

There's so much information in this image that it's a bit tough to read, right? Well, if you'd like to see a MASSIVE, full-size version, click here.


EDIT: Now for some editorial fun: What important and influential works are missing? What copyediting errors can you find?



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Mar. 9th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
It is very cool and I feel a little bad since among the first things I noticed were references to "Joe McDevitt" and Michael Moorcock's "Erlic."
Mar. 9th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Ouch. I see - I wonder how they feel about this? Partly pleased to be pointed out as important, partly PO'd that no one edited this before publishing it....
Mar. 9th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
Now I'm noticing more errors, such as "First and Last Men."

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Mar. 10th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
I bet your Web browser's "Enable automatic image resize" feature is turned on (the default these days). This image is actually several screens wide! Here, I took a screenshot of how you configure this from your Internet Explorer Tools/Internet Options menu. Uncheck the box as shown in the screenshot and you'll start seeing images full-size as intended online!

Edited at 2011-03-10 03:41 am (UTC)
Mar. 10th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
Do want as a huge poster!

And.. you don't want to ask me that last question. You of all people know it. :D
Mar. 10th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
Golly, but do I want one, too!

And of course you'd be awesome at finding issues! It's an open question for discussion here....
Mar. 10th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's just awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Mar. 10th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
wow, that thing is super kewl! i like how the parts for horror and dragons go off into their own holes. my ex told me that "The Purple Cloud" was one of the first science fiction books ever written, but I couldn't find it there.

Can I erase the Milton?
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