GR. BRITAIN (2021)- Classic Science Fiction (6 values)

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One of Britain’s best inventions? The future. The steam engine powered not only the Industrial Revolution but the imagination too. In 1818, Mary Shelley reworked the Gothic romance to address the advances of contemporary science. By the 1890s, this type of story was called the ‘scientific romance’, and in a few short years HG Wells and his generation had formulated the elements of ‘science fiction’. The genre has since spread around the world and has become a key way in which humans think through their possible futures.

We celebrate classic science fiction on the 75th anniversary of the death of HG Wells and 70th of publication of John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids.

The illustrations feature on the 6 stamps have a unique interpretation of each of the science fiction classics by 6 different artists.

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