Sam Moskowitz [Ebook Kindle ePUB] Science Fiction by Gaslight A History and Anthology of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines 1891 1911 Classics of Science Fiction

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Science Fiction by Gaslight A History and Anthology of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines 1891 1911 Classics of Science Fiction

Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Sam Moskowitz Sam Moskowitz ½ 0 Summary Read Science Fiction by Gaslight A History and Anthology of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines 1891 1911 Classics of Science Fiction Contents· Photography · Christine Haycock · il · Preface · Sam Moskowitz · pr · Introduction A History of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines 1891 1911 · Sam Moskowitz · in · The Thames Valley Catastrophe · Grant Allen · ss The Strand Dec 1897 · The Doom of London · Robert Barr · ss The Idler Nov 1892 · A Corner in Lightning · George Griffith · ss Pearson’s Magazine Mar 1898 · The Tilting Island · Thomas J Vivian G J Bennett · ss Everybody’s Magazine Sep ’09 · Finis · Frank Lillie Pollock · ss Argosy Jun ’06 · An Express of the Future · Jules Verne · ss The Strand Jan 1895 · The Ray of Displacement · Harriet Prescott Spofford · nv Metropolitan Magazine Oc. 35 starsI feel like sometimes he didn t really know what the story was talking about in his intro to it but it was an interesting history of pulp magazines

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Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Sam Moskowitz Sam Moskowitz ½ 0 Summary Read Science Fiction by Gaslight A History and Anthology of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines 1891 1911 Classics of Science Fiction · ss The Strand Sep 1899 · Professor Jonkin’s Cannibal Plant Professor Jonkin · Howard R Garis · ss Argosy Aug ’05 · An Experiment in Gyro Hats · Ellis Parker Butler · ss Hampton’s Jun ’10 · The Hybrid Hyperborean Ant · Roy L McCardell · ss Hampton’s Dec ’10 · Where the Air uivered · L T Meade Robert Eustace · nv The Strand Dec 1898 · In re State vs Forbes · Warren Earle · ss The Black Cat Jul ’06 · Old Doctor Rutherford · D F Hannigan · ss The Ludgate Magazine Sep 1891 · Itself · Edgar Mayhew Bacon · ss The Black Cat May ’07 · Citizen 504 · Charles H Palmer · ss Argosy Dec 1896 · The Mansion of Forgetfulness · Don Mark Lemon · ss The Black Cat Apr ’0. There have been several anthologies of early science fiction published over the years HG Wells and his contemporaries have been relatively well served by the publishing industry particularly as their works have entered the public domain though the interest in such primitive genre work seems to have abated since the 1970s and this book as well as Castle Books similar Rivals of HG Wells are both long out of print though easy enough to find here and elsewhere without spending a fortune This Sam Moskowitz volume is probably the best single introduction to the period that I ve seen though and I wouldn t hesititate to recommend it to anyone who has read a bit of Wells or Verne and wants to explore furtherThe first 40 pages or so are taken up by a brief history of the popular magazines of the 1890s and 1900s in both England where the rage for the scientific romance really seemed to take root first and in America which was to dominate the field eventually Illustrated general interest magazines like THE STRAND THE IDLER PEARSON S THE METROPOLITAN and THE ARGOSY provided cheap entertainment that could be afforded by even the lower middle classes from whence young HG Wells sprung and which would given him his start as a writer of fiction alongside such still famous names as Arthur Conan Doyle and Jules Verne in translation and of course many others who have not survived in the public consciousness over the past centuryUnlike Moskowitz later seuel Under the Moons of Mars A History and Anthology of The Scientific Romance in the Munsey Magazines 1912 1920 Science Fiction by Gaslight is made up entirely of short stories that are complete in this volume They are grouped in nine different themes Catastrophes Marvellous Inventions Monsters and Horrors Future War Man Eating Plants Far Out Humor Scientific Crime and Detection Medical Miracles and Adventures in Psychology Authors in addition to Wells and Verne include William Hope Hodgson Fred M White Grant Allen George Griffith and Robert Barr 26 stories in all each with a brief biographical sketch of the author preceding it All in all a well chosen well researched book that really showcases the breadth of early science fiction as it appeared in the short form Only a few of the stories may be considered classics Hodgson s VOICE IN THE NIGHT is one that might ualify but most are a lot of fun dated or humorously inaccurate though they might be Worth hunting down for the specialist as are most of the author s books

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Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Sam Moskowitz Sam Moskowitz ½ 0 Summary Read Science Fiction by Gaslight A History and Anthology of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines 1891 1911 Classics of Science Fiction T ’03 · Congealing the Ice Trust · H G Bishop · vi Broadway Magazine Dec ’07 · Lord Beden’s Motor · J B Harris Burland · ss The Strand Dec ’01 · The Death Trap · George Daulton · ss Pearson’s Magazine US Mar ’08 · The Air Serpent · Will A Page · ss The Red Book Magazine Apr ’11 · The Monster of Lake LaMetrie · Wardon Allan Curtis · ss Pearson’s Magazine Sep 1899 · The Voice in the Night · William Hope Hodgson · ss Blue Book Nov ’07 · The Land Ironclads · H G Wells · nv The Strand Dec ’03 · The Dam · Hugh S Johnson · ss The Red Book Magazine Apr ’11 · Submarined · Walter Wood · ss Pearson’s Magazine US Feb ’05 · The Purple Terror · Fred M White. Do you wonder why there are no floating cities in the sky yet or why we have to sit in traffic instead of zipping to work in our flying cars Me neither But you may still get a chuckle or two out of Science Fiction by Gaslight A History and Anthology of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines 1891 1911 Classics of Science Fiction This collection was compiled in 1968 by the late Sam Moskowitz 1920 1997 a writer and critic who was regarded by many as one of the preeminent historians of classic science fiction SFBG s conceit is that many of the stories collected herein had as of 1968 not seen print since their original magazine publication and even those that had are uncommon Moskowitz says he chose to emphasize the writings of certain builders and pivotal figures who shaped the contour and general direction of early science fiction No author is represented than once Jules Verne and H G Wells were the only ones I had even heard of and Moskowitz chose to arrange the stories by theme rather than chronologically As a result there are sections on Catastrophes Marvelous Inventions Future War and etc I didn t come at this as a historian or even as a student of science fiction I started reading just out of curiosity but then continued because I found it hilarious to see how these folks back then without the benefit of today s technology or scientific knowledge thought things would be or could be For instance There s the guy who s reporting on a volcanic eruption that s spreading lava across the English countryside by riding continually ahead of the lava flow on his bicycle Or the pioneering aviator who first reached the stratosphere only to be attacked by the half bat half snake creatures that are apparently flying around up there Or the doctor who performs the first ever successful brain transplant in the jungle no less using nothing but a machete and some medical dressings Just scoop scoop go the brains and everyone s all good Or the murder victim who identifies her killer by manipulating the seuence of red and white corpuscles in her blood to spell out her killer s name in Morse code Or the businessman who builds factories at the north and south poles allowing him to corner the market on all electrical fluid which as we all know is the underlying source of all electricity everywhere I imagine this would be a good scholarly reference if you were interested in either the authors who are anthologized here or in the publications of the day Moskowitz gives thorough background on each with one or two rare exceptions where he couldn t dig anything up The magazines are especially well covered as Moskowitz explains when they were founded and where they wound upAuthor and comics creator David Malki made mention of this book in his blog and I m glad I checked it out I m also indebted to the Cincinnati Public Library for having a copy of this in their archives otherwise I don t know that I would have been able to track it down


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    Read Science Fiction by Gaslight A History and Anthology of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines 1891 1911 Classics of Science Fiction Sam Moskowitz ½ 0 Summary Sam Moskowitz [Ebook Kindle ePUB] Science Fiction by Gaslight A History and Anthology of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines 1891 1911 Classics of Science Fiction This is another book I read back when I was toying with the idea which never materialized of developing a college level class in science fiction It provides a pretty good overview of the pulp SF of the late 19th and early 20th centuries both through the representative stories selected and the substantial and detailed 35

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    Sam Moskowitz [Ebook Kindle ePUB] Science Fiction by Gaslight A History and Anthology of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines 1891 1911 Classics of Science Fiction 'The Voice in the Night' by William Hope Hodgson from 1907 is a real gem very disturbing Adapted as the '60s Japanese monster movie 'Matango' in which folks get shipwrecked on an island coated with mysterious and rapacious fungi good movie F

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    Sam Moskowitz [Ebook Kindle ePUB] Science Fiction by Gaslight A History and Anthology of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines 1891 1911 Classics of Science Fiction There have been several anthologies of early science fiction published over the years HG Wells and his contemporaries have been relatively well served by the publishing industry particularly as their works have entered the public domain thou

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    Sam Moskowitz ½ 0 Summary Sam Moskowitz [Ebook Kindle ePUB] Science Fiction by Gaslight A History and Anthology of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines 1891 1911 Classics of Science Fiction Most of the Sam Moskowitz edited books have a so so collection but at the same time he has uncovered some real winners Hi

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