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The Platinum Age of Science Fiction




THE PLATINUM AGE OF SCI-FI (1902-1925):


1902: FILM A Trip to the Moon by Georges Méliès, clocks in at 21 minutes

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1904: NOVEL The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth by H.G. Wells

1905: FILM 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, an 18-minute version
_____ NOVEL Lieut. Gullivar Jones by Edwin Lester Arnold
_____ COMIX Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay, in the New York Herald
_____ magazine All Story Magazine is launched; merged with The Argosy in 1920

1906: NOVELs In the Days of the Comet by H.G. Wells; Before Adam by Jack London

1907: NOVEL The Iron Heel by Jack London

1908: NOVELs The War in the Air by H.G. Wells; Red Star by Alexander Bogdanov
_____ magazine Modern Electrics launched by Hugo Gernsback

1909: FILM The Airship Destroyer a.k.a. The Battle in the Clouds

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1910: FILM Frankenstein by J.Searle Dawley - first film version, at just 16 minutes
_____ see it HERE!: Frankenstein

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1911: NOVELs Distant Worlds by F.W. Mader; The Hampdenshire Wonder by JD Beresford
_____ Story "Ralph 124C 41+" appears in Hugo Gernsback's magazine Modern Electrics
_____ FILM One Hundred Years After, 13 minutes

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1912: NOVEL The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle;
_____ Story "Under the Moons of Mars" (first Barsoom) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
_____ and Tarzan of the Apes first appears in All-Story Magazine, also by Burroughs

_____ FILM The Conquest of the Pole by George Méliès, 33 minutes

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1913: NOVELs The Tunnel by Bernhard Kellermann; The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle
_____ The Gods of Mars; The Warlord of Mars; The Man Without a Soul by Burroughs
_____ stories The Night Wind by Varick Vanardy (Frederic Van Rensslaer Dey)
_____ in Munsey's Cavalier

1914: NOVEL The World Set Free by H.G. Wells
_____ FILM animated - Gertie the Dinosaur by Winsor McCay

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1916: FILM Serial Homunculus by Otto Rippert, 6 episodes at 401 minutes total
_____ also 2nd version of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
_____ by Stuart Paton, 130 minutes; see it here: 20,000 League Under the Sea (1916)
_____ story "The Alchemist" - first by H.P. Lovecraft
_____ magazine Hugin - 1st sf mag - launched by Otto Witt in Sweden

1917: NOVEL A Princess of Mars (from earlier Barsoom story) by Burroughs
_____ FILM The Airship by Holger Madsen - perhaps the 1st space adventure to Mars on film
_____ a.k.a. Himmelskibet or A Trip to Mars: Danish, believed lost... found & restored in 2006
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1918: FILM Alraune by Eugen Illes,88 minutes, a female version of Frankenstein?

1919: NOVEL When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard
_____ stories "The Runaway Skyscraper" - first from Murray Leinster; and
_____ "The Girl in the Golden Atom" - first from Ray Cummings
_____ FILM The First Men in the Moon, British Gaumont version, a lost film

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1920: NOVELs A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay; We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
_____ Beyond the Planet Earth by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
_____ FILMs The Golem:How He Came Into the World by Paul Wegener
_____ and a silent version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, starring John Barrymore

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1921: Magazine Brain Power is launched
_____ FILM The Mechanical Man features 2 robots battling (partially lost film)

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1922: NOVELs Aelita by Alexei Tolstoy; At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs
_____ FILMs Dr.Mabuse the Gambler by Fritz Lang, in 2 parts; One Glorious Day

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1923: NOVELs Men Like Gods by H.G. Wells;
_____ The Collapse of Homo Sapiens by P Anderson Graham
_____ magazine Weird Tales is launched, lasts until 1954;
_____ PLAY R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots by Karl Capek

_____ FILMs Le Rayon Invisible a.k.a. The Crazy Ray by René Clair; The Sky Splitter;
_____ and M.A.R.S. a.k.a. Radio-Mania was the first sci-fi film photographed in 3-D

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1924: NOVELs The Land That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs; We by Yevgeny Zamiatin
_____ FILM Aelita The Revolt of the Robots/Queen of Mars by Yakov Protazanov

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1925: FILM The Lost World; Ralph 124C 41+ by Gernsback published as NOVEL

_____ < Willis O'Brien's first feature!
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