Since the 19th century, many writers have drawn inspiration from science and technology. It was then that scientific activity started having a more direct impact on society, triggering a fascination for innovation and its consequences. In this quiz we take a look at several authors and literary works influenced by pivotal scientific ideas and at the names of some scientists that were highly influenced by literature. Is there a link between Cervantes and Astronomy? How much science is there in Mary Shelley’s or Isaac Asimov’s fictions?
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