"science fiction"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Feb 25 16:19:45 UTC 2003

On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Fred Shapiro wrote:

> I contributed the 1851 citation to the OED, although it was originally
> discovered by Brian Aldiss, I believe.  There is also, as I recall, an
> 1876 usage, which I may or may not have contributed to the OED.

I think I was in error about the 1876 usage, which I believe was of the
term "scientific fiction," not "science fiction."

Fred Shapiro

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