Jews in Space: On the Unsung History of Jewish Writers and the Birth of Science Fiction
Tidhar initially set out to explore Israeli science fiction and learned it was virtually non-existent. He discovered, however, that "the modern genre of science fiction owes much of its existence to Jewish writers." Indeed the term "science fiction' was coined by a Jewish immigrant to the United State, Hugo Gernsback. The burgeoning field became a magnet for Jewish writers, including Isaac Asimov and Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who created the famous "Superman." Click on the link above to read the article. Click on the links below for our entries on Superman and Isaac Asimov.
Literature, Science Fiction, United States