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Science Fiction Before 1900 by Paul K. Alkon
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Aug 20, 2007

really liked it
Recommended for: sci fi buffs and scholars
Read in January, 2005

If you love science fiction and you want to find out how it all began as a literary force, this book is a must read. This is not a text burdened by academic jargon. Alkon clearly explains our infatuation with fantasy from the inception of literature, showing the roots of today's techie and fantasy blockbusters to be much older than Mary Shelley's , the demarcation that many acknowledge.

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