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[Comments] (2) : Lately Project Gutenberg has been publishing a lot of science fiction. "How can this be?" you ask. "Surely science fiction was invented after 1923, the date beyond which there are only shady Internet rumors that someone might have written something at some point?" Well, yes, that's true, but a few post-1923 SF stories have slipped through the cracks due to the now-obsolete requirement that people do a little work to maintain their indefinite copyrights. So you've got some Doc Smith (unfortunately, Gutenberg author links are extremely unstable, so in a few weeks that link will probably point to Adam Smith) and so on. But today I found a Retief story on Project Gutenberg! Thus, the point of this rambling entry. Our distant descendants will know that science fiction was published as late as 1961!


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