Exhibition at the British Library Finds Science-Fiction Themes in Unexpected Places

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LONDON (AP).- The genre that brought us “The Matrix” has roots reaching back nearly two millennia. The literary tradition often associated with “Star Trek”-loving fanboys has a militant feminist streak. Oh, and science fiction also invented cyberspace. The British Library‘s new exhibit, “Out of this World,” wants visitors to know that there’s more to sci-fi than “The War of the Worlds” or “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” “It’s much, much wider than that,” Katya Rogatchevskaia, one of the exhibit’s co-curators, said Thursday. “H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, they are fantastic influences, but it’s a very diverse genre.” Sometimes thought of as a child of the Industrial Revolution, sci-fi has