Literary forms that fed into sf

Literary forms that helped create the preconditions for the appearance of science fiction as a singular phenomenon in the late 19th century:

* utopian fictions
* fairy tales
* classical myths
* earthly paradises
* folk stories about cockaigne
* extraordinary voyages
* millenarian fantasies
* philosophical dialogues
* technological blueprints
* political manifestos and satires
* inventor stories
* historical novels
* gothic fictions

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