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Happy 200th Birthday to Science Fiction?

by Paul

At the beginning of January 1818 a new book was published, a novel written by a woman still in her teens, and begun as part of a ghost story competition with Lord Byron, Dr John Polidori and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Frankenstein; or, A Modern Prometheus came out from the firm of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor […]

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Science Fiction’s Lost Romantics For Those Who Love the Classic Romantics of Yesteryear

by Paul

Books Categories: Books

I’ve been reading Cannonbridge by Jonathan Barnes. It’s not a great novel, but its quite fun in its way. In one strand of the story we glimpse incidents in the life of 19th century novelist, poet and playwright Matthew Cannonbridge. He turns up out of the storm at the Villa Diodati just as Dr Polidori and […]

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