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...inant ‘50s writers for the fundamental body of ideas and technique with which they work today” (Silverberg 3). The 1950s science fiction became the codex of the future (Wolfe, Golden 1), where there was more diversity and ambition than in the ‘40s. Numerous outpouring of stories had been published quickly because of the considerable achievement of Campbell’s golden age. “New magazines like Galaxy and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction were more amenable to literary or satirical forms of science fiction than Campbell had been” (Wolfe, Why 1). Author of Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card says, “We have to think of them so that if the worst does come, we’ll already know how to live in that universe.” Science fiction has become so popular because it enables the mind to expand and think of new concepts that predicts the lives of humans in the future as time goes on.
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