Thursday, November 27, 2014

Nab 30% Off My Books at Amazon and Barnes & Noble This Thanksgiving Weekend

Forget fighting the holiday crowds this weekend and save 30% off Andrew Barger's books at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The savings applies to regular books, not ebooks.

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Got a sci-fi fan on your holiday wishlist? Mesaerion:  The Best Science Fiction Stories 1800-1849 will impress by the fire. I researched forgotten journals and magazines of the early 19th century to locate groundbreaking science fiction short stories in the English language. In doing so, I found what is possibly the first science fiction story by a female (and it is not from Mary Shelley). I located the first steampunk short story, which has not been republished since 1844. There is the first voyage to the moon in a balloon, republished for the first time since 1820 that further tells of a darkness machine and a lunarian named Zuloc. Other classic sci-fi stories include the first robotic insect and an electricity gun.

Classic Science Fiction Stories in the Anthology
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar - Edgar Allan Poe
The Aerial Burglar - Percival Leigh
A Visit to the Lunar Sphere - Captain Frederick Marryat
Glimpses of Other Worlds - Thomas Charles Morgan
Hilda Silfverling, A Fantasy - Lydia Maria Child
Rappaccini's Daughter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Rival Mechanicians - Lydia Maria Child
A Descent Into the Maelstrom - Edgar Allan Poe
The Artist of the Beautiful - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Iron Shroud - William Mudford

So mechanical has the age become, that men seriously talk of flying machines, to go by steam,--not your air-balloons, but real Daedalian wings, made of wood and joints, nailed to your shoulder,--not wings of feathers and wax like the wings of Icarus, who fell into the Cretan sea, but real, solid, substantial, rock-maple wings with wrought-iron hinges, and huge concavities, to propel us through the air. Knickerbocker Magazine, May 1835

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