Science Fiction Before 1900: Imagination Discovers Technology

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Routledge, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 176 pages
Paul Alkon analyzes several key works that mark the most significant phases in the early evolution of science fiction, including Frankenstein, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Connecticut Yankee in King arthur's Court and The Time Machine. He places the work in context and discusses the genre and its relation to other kinds of literature.

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About the author (2002)

Paul K. Alkon is Leo S. Bing Professor of English at the University of Southern California. His work Origins of Futuristic Fiction was the recipient of the Eaton Award for the year's best critical work on science fiction.

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