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Author Franklin, H. Bruce (Howard Bruce), 1934-

Title Future perfect : American science fiction of the nineteenth century / H. Bruce Franklin.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 1978.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  813.087    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  813.09 F    Check Shelf
Edition Revised edition.
Description xi, 404 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Hawthorne and Poe: Nathaniel Hawthorne and science fiction -- The birthmark ; The artist of the beautiful ; Rappaccini's daughter / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Edgar Allan Poe and science fiction -- A tale of the Ragged Mountains ; The facts in the case of M. Valdemar ; Mellonta Tauta / Edgar Allen Poe.
Automata: Herman Melville and science fiction -- The bell-tower / Herman Melville -- Man as machine -- Dr. Materialismus / Frederic Jesup Stimson.
Marvelous inventions: The atoms of Chladni / J.D. Whelpley.
Medicine men: Jack London and science fiction -- A thousand deaths / Jack London.
Into the psyche: Thomas Wentworth Higginson and his dreamer -- The monarch of dreams / Thomas Wentworth Higginson -- Ambrose Bierce and science fiction -- A psychological shipwreck / Ambrose Bierce -- Edward Bellamy and science fiction -- To whom this may come / Edward Bellamy.
Space travel: The blindman's world / Edward Bellamy -- Washington Irving and science fiction -- The men of the moon / Washington Irving -- Fitz-James O'Brien and science fiction -- The diamond lens / Fitz-James O'Brien -- Dimensional speculation as science fiction -- Four-dimensional space / Anon. -- Mysterious disappearances / Ambrose Bierce -- from Four-dimensional space / Arthur E. Bostwick.
Time travel: Beyond the past -- Christmas 200,000 B.C. / Stanley Waterloo -- Mark Twain and science fiction -- From the London Times of 1904 / Mark Twain -- The perfect future -- In the year ten thousand / William Harben.
Subject Science fiction, American.
Indexed Term Science fiction in English American writers, 1800-1900 Anthologies
ISBN 0195023226 : $15.00.
0195023234 (paperback) $4.95
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