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The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man (1750)

- November 28, 2018 in flying, peter wilkins, proto science fiction, science fiction

Proto science fiction fantasy romance of an English castaway and a remote race of flying humans.

The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man (1750)

- November 28, 2018 in flying, peter wilkins, proto science fiction, science fiction

Proto science fiction fantasy romance of an English castaway and a remote race of flying humans.

Mistress of a New World: Early Science Fiction in Europe’s “Age of Discovery”

- October 11, 2018 in Books, early science fiction, empire, imperialism, Literature, proto science fiction, science fiction

Considered by many one of the founding texts of the science fiction genre, The Blazing World — via a dizzy mix of animal-human hybrids, Immaterial Spirits, and burning foes — tells of a woman’s absolute rule as Empress over a parallel planet. Emily Lord Fransee explores what the book and its author Margaret Cavendish (one […]