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Cover -- Vintage Visions -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- Preface -- 1 Cyrano de Bergerac's Epistemological Bodies: "Pregnant with a Thousand Definitions" (1998, with an afterword by Ishbel Addyman) -- 2 Samuel Madden's Memoirs of the Twentieth Century (1985) -- 3 German Theories of Science Fiction: Jean Paul, Kurd Lasswitz, and After (1976) -- 4 Monstrosity, Suffering, Subjectivity, and Sympathetic Community in Frankenstein and "The Structure of Torture" (2009) -- 5 Science Fiction vs. Scientific Fiction in France: From Jules Verne to J.-H. Rosny Aîné (1988) -- 6 Future-WarFiction: The First Main Phase, 1871-1900 (1997, with an afterword by Margaret Clarke) -- 7 The Anatomical Gaze in Tomorrow's Eve (2009) -- 8 Desde Júpiter: Chile's Earliest Science-FictionNovel (1995) -- 9 The First Wave: Latin American Science Fiction Discovers Its Roots (2007) -- 10 "Tell Us All About Little Rosebery": Topicality and Temporality in H. G. Wells's The Time Machine (2001) -- 11 The Phenomenology of Robots: Confrontations with Death in Karel Čapek's R.U.R. (1999) -- 12 Zamyatin and the Nightmare of Technology (1984) -- 13 "The Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and Edgar Allan Poe Type of Story": Hugo Gernsback's History of Science Fiction (1992) -- 14 The Historical Death Ray and Science Fiction in the 1920s and 1930s (2010) -- 15 C. L. Moore and the Conventions of Women's Science Fiction (1980, with an afterword by Veronica Hollinger) -- 16 On Stapledon's Star Maker (1987, with an afterword by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay,Jr.) -- 150 Key Works of Early Science Fiction -- Bibliography of Criticism on Early Science Fiction -- Contributors.
Top scholars investigate the nature and variety of early science fiction.
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