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Books and Other Resources

The brochures below are also available in print at Ablah Library on the first floor. If you need print materials to be sent to you in the mail, please e-mail Jessica Pierpoint at or call (316)978-5074.

A note on modern science fiction:

Anyone who has seen a Back to the Future movie knows that works of science fiction have been unknowing precursors to modern technology. Hugo Gernsback's science fiction magazine predicted many later technologies. It began as Modern Electrics (1908-1914). It was sold in 1913 and merged with Electrician and Mechanic, with combined issues beginning in 2014. It was later incorporated into Popular Science Monthly in 1915. Gernsback's began another magazine, The Electrical Experimenter from 1913-1920, retitled in 1920 as Science and Invention, which included non-fiction scientific articles. In 1921, he started another magazine called Practical Electrics, retitled as The Experimenter in 1924. Gernsback's Experimenter Publishing launched Amazing Stories, another science fiction magazine in April 1926, but he lost control of it in 1929.

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