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American Literature (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 (2011) 83 (2): 279–303.
Published: 01 June 2011
... 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 series...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 525–528.
Published: 01 September 2021
...-nineteenth-century audiences regarded as “core American values: pro-technology, pro-expansion, and pro-Christianity” (4). Gears and Gods points to connections between technology and expansionism in early American science fiction, in “Edisonades” (stories featuring inventors), and in contemporary media. One...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 237–249.
Published: 01 June 2011
...-­to-­hand politics. The Edisonades he considers emerged out of the new possibilities for transportation and exploration to which new technologies gave rise, but new conceptualizations also accompa- nied those changes. Williams chronicles the metamorphosis from the Frank Reade narratives...