Literary science fiction  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Literary science fiction is a literary term used to denote science fiction which is purportedly more than escapist fiction or "pulp". American magazines who were the first to publish literary science fiction began to appear in the late 1940s and early 1950s and included were The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Galaxy Science Fiction, and If.

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