It's Lit! is a show produced in partnership with PBS Digital Studios and hosted by Lindsay Ellis. The series is part of THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading.
Stories, tales, and myths from all around the world posing speculative questions around technologies have existed long before Ray Bradbury and Frank Herbert, from the time-traveling Japanese fairy tale "Urashima Tarō” to some of the speculative elements of 1001 Arabian Nights. But there are a few eras that begin to shape what we’ve come to know as science fiction today.