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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 553–584.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Taylor Evans Abstract The steam man is a trope of early US science fiction, one inaugurated by the first dime novel Edisonade, Edward Ellis’s 1868 story The Steam Man of the Prairies . Focusing on early steam man stories as well as the historical origin of the trope—Zadoc Dederick’s 1868 invention...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 279–303.
Published: 01 June 2011
... British proto–science fiction analyzed by Darko Suvin, Brian Stableford, and others.2 While other notable works such as Edward Ellis’s The Steam Man of the Prairies (1868) and Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889) are Edisonades in a broad sense, dime-novel­...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 237–249.
Published: 01 June 2011
... service of a par- ticular politics invariably exposes the constitutive elements of that politics, showing at once the formation of an ideology and its inescap- able instability. The genre form itself, Williams argues, complicates any ready-­to-­hand politics. The Edisonades he considers...