I am interested in researching the origins of science fiction
Because I want to find out how the genre has evolved throughout the ages.
And this is important so that humanity may learn, not only from the past, but from the future as well.
1. What specific authors? Seminal science fiction authors, or what?
2. Ages? Perhaps narrow down to within the last 100 or 150 years or so?
3. What is it important for humanity to learn?