The Scientific Romance

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The Scientific Romance discusses Jules Verne Voyages Extraordinaire including A Journey to the Center of the Earth (Voyage au centre de la Terre, 1864), From the Earth to the Moon (De la Terre à la Lune, 1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Vingt mille lieues sous les mers, 1870) and Around the Moon (Autour de la Lune, 1870) and H. G. Wells‘s The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), When the Sleeper Wakes (1899, revised as The Sleeper Awakes, 1910), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The World Set Free (1914). There will also be a discussion of George Chetwyn Griffith‘s near future war novels The Angel of the Revolution (1893) and it’s sequel Olga Romanoff (1895).

Richard Jefferies’ post-apocalyptic classic After London; or, Wild England (1885) and M. P. Shiel‘s the apocalyptic The Purple Cloud (1901, revised 1929) and Olaf Stepledon‘s Last and First Men (1930) Sirius (1935) and Star Maker (1937)


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