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Fact meets fiction

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Science  28 Aug 2015:
Vol. 349, Issue 6251, pp. 933
DOI: 10.1126/science.aac7812

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Relying on nearly 70 rare books drawn from 21 library collections, Fantastic Worlds chronicles the era of rapid scientific discovery and innovation that gave birth to the literary genre known as science fiction. Reviewer Rachel Gross revels in the exhibition's juxtaposition of science and fantasy: from Jules Verne's tales of unabashed wonder, to Mary Shelley's haunting story of a scientist who pushes the boundaries of nature and taboo.