On August 18, 2015, I published the following post at Quirk Books.
In Search of the First Science Fiction Novel
Name-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.