John Cheng received his PhD in History from UC Berkeley with a focus on the history of science and technology in the twentieth-century US. He teaches at SUNY Binghamton. He keeps a blog, The Planet Mongo Project and is the author of Astounding Wonder: Imagining Science and Science Fiction in Interwar America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012).
ARTICLES FEATURING JOHN
One story about the origins of science fiction points to the specialty pulp magazines that appeared in the 1920s, when terms ...