Science fiction/new wave

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During the 1960s a number of science fiction authors began writing more experimental works than was usual in the genre. This movement was perhaps stronger in Great Britain, where Michael Moorcock had taken over the editorship of the magazine New Worlds Science Fiction, serialising Norman Spinrad's `Bug Jack Barron', notable for being the first science fiction novel to be condemned in the UK Parliament. The new wave movement was not restricted to the UK though, and there were new wave authors in the USA as well. Harlan Ellison's anthology Dangerous Visions was important.

Important authors include Brian Aldiss, Thomas Disch, Michael Moorcock, and J.G. Ballard.

Precursors of New Wave might be considered to be Ray Bradbury and Alfred Bester.