Early Nineteenth-Century Science Fiction

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Most SF written during the earliest years of the nineteenth century continued to excavate the premises determined by the late eighteenth-century revolutionary turmoil, especially with regard to future-fantasies. But the period as a whole came to be dominated in SF terms by two Anglophone writers, who had the greatest impact on the continuing development of the genre and will be discussed in some detail in this chapter. They are Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe.


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