History of Science Fiction Intricately Mapped

Artist Ward Shelly made this marvelous, extremely detailed, entirely hand-drawn map of the history of sci-fi, from a dangly historical tail that includes the likes of Plato’s philosophy and the Beowulf legend to a modern-day head filled with classic sci-fi, cyberpunk, and space opera, with tentacles that diverge into different genres (sword & sorcery, modern horror) for good measure.

Click to see it full-sized. (Warning: It is very big.)

(via Chart Porn)

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