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Mesaerion: The Best Science Fiction Stories 1800-1849, Poe, Edgar Allan; Hawthorne, Nathaniel
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Author Name:    Poe, Edgar Allan; Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Title:   Mesaerion: The Best Science Fiction Stories 1800-1849

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Bottletree Classics 

ISBN Number:   1933747498 / 9781933747491

Seller ID:   ING9781933747491

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Andrew Barger, award-winning author and engineer, has extensively researched forgotten journals and magazines of the early 19th century to locate groundbreaking science fiction short stories in the English language. In doing so, he found what is possibly the first science fiction story by a female (and it is not from Mary Shelley). Andrew located the first steampunk short story, which has not been republished since 1844. There is the first voyage to the moon in a balloon, republished for the first time since 1820 that further tells of a darkness machine and a lunarian named Zuloc. Other sci-stories include the first robotic insect and an electricity gun. Once again, Andrew has searched old texts to find the very best science fiction stories from the period when the genre automated to life, some of the stories are published for the first time in nearly 200 years. Read these fantastic stories today OUR OWN COUNTRY So mechanical has the age become, that men seriously talk of flying machines, to go by steam, --not your air-balloons, but real Daedalian wings, made of wood and joints, nailed to your shoulder, --not wings of feathers and wax like the wings of Icarus, who fell into the Cretan sea, but real, solid, substantial, rock-maple wings with wrought-iron hinges, and huge concavities, to propel us through the air. Knickerbocker Magazine, May 1835



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