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Many people point to Mary Shelly's Frankenstein as the first science fiction novel, but Small Beer Press thinks that they have got one better: The Chemical Wedding by Christian Rosencreutz: A Romance in Eight Days by Johann Valentin Andreae in a New Version by John Crowley, written in 1616. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the novel's original publication, and the publisher is Kickstarting a new version.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Many people point to Mary Shelly's Frankenstein as the first science fiction novel, but Small Beer Press thinks that they have got one better: The Chemical Wedding by Christian Rosencreutz: A Romance in Eight Days by Johann Valentin Andreae in a New Version by John Crowley, written in 1616. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the novel's original publication, and the publisher is Kickstarting a new version.