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Andrew Barger, award-winning author and engineer, has extensively researched forgotten journals and magazines of the early 19th century to locate groundbreaking science fiction short stories in the English language. In doing so, he found what is possibly the first science fiction story by a female (and it is not from Mary Shelley). Andrew 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.
Popular science fiction authors that started the genre in the United States are also present like Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Once again, Andrew has searched old texts to find the very best science fiction stories from the period when the genre automated to life, some of the stories are published for the first time in nearly 200 years. Read these fantastic stories today!
- 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
OUR OWN COUNTRY
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