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The Volcanic Origins of Science Fiction

Via a mailing list: a somewhat vulgar Cracked story about 6 writers who accidentally produced masterpieces was funny but also educational. Who knew that the Year Without a Summer kept Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin indoors long enough to invent Frankenstein and by extension the entire genre?

Well, not me, anyway.