Sci-Fi Evermore: Poe's Pioneering Science Fiction

by  Poe Museum

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The term Science Fiction conjures up visions of space exploration, advanced technology, and the distant future—but probably not the horror writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe, who revolutionized the genre by writing about all these topics. Before there was such a thing as Science Fiction, Poe was writing the groundbreaking works that inspired generations of the writers and filmmakers behind some of your favorite Sci-Fi works. Join us for a fantastic voyage through space and time with Sci-Fi’s forgotten pioneer in this illustrated talk.

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By Request: $150.00


60 min

Target Audience

Education: Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Literacy, Social Studies/History, STEM, Writing

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Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Poe Museum

Richmond, VA
United States

Founded in 1922, the Poe Museum houses the largest collection of Edgar Allan Poe artifacts, memorabilia, and manuscripts in the world. The Poe Museum celebrates the legacy of Poe, dubbed “the master of the macabre,” and his enduring impact on the cultural landscape of today. The Poe Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution.

Emma Clark

Program Details


1. This program will begin with a biography of Edgar Allan Poe
2. This program will highlight selected science fiction works by Edgar Allan Poe including the "Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfall" and "Some Words with a Mummy."
3. This program will discuss Poe's views on the science and scientific discovers in the 19th century.
4. This program will discuss sci-fi writers and directors inspired by Edgar Allan Poe.


Attendees will leave this program with a better understanding of Poe's literary accomplishments, not only to the gothic genre, but to science fiction as well.