In Search of the First Science Fiction Novel

On August 18, 2015, I published the following post at Quirk Books.

In Search of the First Science Fiction Novel

Sci-Fi Beginnings HeaderName-checking of early science fiction authors usually includes Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, and Jules Verne who all wrote during the nineteenth century. But could the origins of Science Fiction go much further back than that? And how far back? We take a look at the various titles that may have a claim to being the first Science Fiction novel.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

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9 Things You Should Know about the Oldest Bible in the World

On September 3, 2015, I published the following on Book Riot.

9 Things You Should Know about the Oldest Bible in the World

Codex Sinaiticus Photo: British Library

Codex Sinaiticus Photo: British Library

The upcoming exhibition Egypt after the Pharaohs at the British Museum in London, England, doesn’t open until October 29, but it has already been the cause of headlines.The exhibition chronicles the presence of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Egypt over a period of 1,200 years. The headlines were caused by a rare book that the British Museum will have on loan from the British Library and which will be included in the exhibition. The book in question is Codex Sinaiticus, often referred to as the oldest Bible in the world.

Here are nine things you should know about Codex Sinaiticus.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.