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Author Franklin, H. Bruce (Howard Bruce), 1934-
Title Future perfect : American science fiction of the nineteenth century / H. Bruce Franklin.
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1978.
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Edition Rev. ed.
Description xi, 404 p. ; 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.
Summary A work of serious scholarship that contains both fiction and criticism.
Subject Science fiction, American.
Related Names Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
Whelpley, J. D. (James Davenport), 1863-
London, Jack, 1876-1916.
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911.
Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?
Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898.
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859.
O'Brien, Fitz James, 1828-1862.
Bostwick, Arthur E. (Arthur Elmore), 1860-1942.
Waterloo, Stanley, 1846-1913.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Harben, Will N. (Will Nathaniel), 1858-1919.
Stimson, Frederic Jesup, 1855-1943.
Collection Title Milt Stevens Science Fiction Collection.
Related To Online version: Franklin, H. Bruce (Howard Bruce), 1934- Future perfect. Rev. ed. New York : Oxford University Press, 1978 (OCoLC)561514214
ISBN 0195023226
0195023234 (pbk.)
9780195023237 (pbk.)
OCLC number 3168666