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"When I decided to accept the offer of a situation as governess in a Russian family, I bought, amongst other things, a small silver-mounted revolver, and fifty cartridges." The revolver proves useful, as our heroine uncovers a horrible secret in "The Blue Laboratory" by L. T. Meade.
May 15, 2012 07:09PM
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"The Miracle of the Lily" by Clare Winger Harris and "The Earth Slept: A Vision" by Adeline Knapp. Quite the collection. Now, when I work out my male-to-female author/editor ratio at the end of the year, where does this fit in? Hmm.
May 21, 2012 09:58PM
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"[Invisibility] is a ridiculous supposition in my opinion," objected Burton Howe contemptuously, flicking the ash from his monogrammed cigarette. Oh, stuff it, you old codger, and let Greye La Spina show you what's what, in "The Ultimate Ingredient".
May 21, 2012 06:24PM
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Revolution! In Muriel Pollexfen's "Monsieur Fly-by-Night".
May 20, 2012 07:05PM
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"Lady Clanbevan's Baby" by Clotilde Graves. "There's the exception to the rule...There's a woman who doesn't need the aid of science or of Art to keep her at nine and twenty." OR DOES SHE?
May 20, 2012 04:45PM
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Should've listened to PETA! Animal experimentation leads to much worse in "The Five Senses" (available here on Google Books) by E. Nesbit.
May 20, 2012 04:06PM
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Weather control, solar power, peace and plenty. India became quite the utopia once the women took over, in "The Sultana's Dream" by Roquia Sakhawat Hossein.
May 19, 2012 07:59PM
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Laboratory accidents always turn people into superheroes. One example: "The Curious Experience of Thomas Dunbar" by G. M. Barrows (Francis Stevens). Ooh, check out her Wikipedia profile.
May 19, 2012 06:27PM
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There is something strange inside "The Hall Bedroom". And there's something compelling about Mary Wilkins Freeman. I should read more of her work.
May 18, 2012 10:42PM
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"Good Lady Ducayne" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Girls named Bella have such rotten luck. No vampires this time, but plenty of blood loss.
May 17, 2012 01:07PM
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Robot spouses really aren't the best thing ever, according to Alice W. Fuller in "A Wife Manufactured to Order" (available here). See also the webcomic SMBC.
May 17, 2012 11:20AM
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William Herschel are these stories straight-up science fiction or more like scientific rumination and ideas? i'm interested in the topic of women in science. but either way, sounds interesting!


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Jacob It's science fiction (or "scientific romance") from the 19th and early 20th century, with plenty of scientific rumination and fantasy mixed in. The first story includes a scientist who can "photograph thought," the second (by Mary Shelley) is about an alchemist's apprentice who becomes immortal by drinking the elixir of life. Dated, of course, but interesting and entertaining nonetheless.


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