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For questions about how SF&F works have influenced other works or culture. Use [inspiration] for questions about what inspired (ideas in) works of SF&F.

Science Fiction and Fantasy has a rich history of inspiring the world and artists around us. Jules Verne's submarines and other inventions eventually became science fact. J. R. R. Tolkien's timeless depiction of elven and dwarven kind have been a model for innumerable fantasy works.