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Nineteenth century precursors to sci-fi Shop Amazon Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Regarded as the first science fictional novel for its use of contemporary medical theory.
Horror story about young doctor who creates living being using dead body parts. The monster is shunned by society and goes on a killing rampage. The prose is extraordinarily heavy going and Shelley's head-space is nothing short of psychotropic.
Shop Amazon Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe Although one would be hard-pressed to call these stories 'science fiction', they certainly hold a lofty place in the historical development of the genre.
More accurately described as treasure trove of Poe's wit and imagination from - ranging from pure horror to sublime humour, occasionally spiced with scientifical musings. His SF classic depicts the misanthropic Captain Nemo busily upsetting shipping routes in his plushly-furnished submarine Nautilus.
Survivors of an attacked vessel get a guided tour of the ocean depths. Technology on the verge of startling reality. Shop Amazon Flatland by Edwin A Abbott A mind-boggling mathematical treatise about the inhabitants of a two-dimensional world, told from the point of view of one A Square.
Contact with the 3D world turns things on end in the stuffy class-conscious society of Flatland. A brilliant and wryly humorous attack on Victorian England that is enjoying a well-deserved renaissance. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Classic story of creation destroying its creator.
A London doctor concocts a potion that brings out his evil alter-ego. Mr Hyde sets about terrorising the city before meeting his inevitable end.
Repeatedly filmed with original storyline and some fairly inventive variations. Well-written and an eminently enjoyable read despite its age. Shop Amazon She by H Rider Haggard An important book in the historical development of sci-fi and a runaway 'lost worlds' bestseller in its day.
Three men head off to Africa in search of a lost society. There they encounter the beautiful white goddess Ayesha - "She-who-must-be-obeyed!
Ripping yarn and still an entertaining read. Shop Amazon Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy Influential in its time, this is the story of a wealthy lateth century American who is hypnotically catapulted into the year Here he falls in love with his fiancee's great-granddaughter who takes him on a tour of the "cooperative commonwealth".
He introduces 19th-century technology to the place and, naturally, things get a bit topsy-turvy. Twain's biting social satire remains as enjoyable and relevant as the day it was written and helped set the stage for the 'steampunks'.There is an excellent essay on this subject titled "Irresistible Impulses: Edgar Allan Poe and the Insanity Defense," by critic John Cleman.
In it, Cleman argues that the narrator might be trying to prove he's insane to avoid his death sentence.
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Edgar Allan Poe - Was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. (A) Philadelphia Saturday Courier, December 1, , facsimiled by John Grier Varner in Edgar Allan Poe and the Philadelphia Saturday Courier (), pp.
The text of the Courier is . The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Vol. VI: Tales As it came fully into view — thus gradually as I describe it — piece by piece, here a tree, there a glimpse of water, and here The fire-place was nearly filled with a vase of brilliant geranium.
On a triangular shelf in each angle of the room stood also a similar vase, varied. – Edgar Allan Poe More Inspirational Edgar Allan Poe Quotes “The ninety and nine are with dreams, content, but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.”.