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The Complete Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe (Illustrated Collectors Edition) (SF Classic)

The Complete Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe (Illustrated Collectors Edition) (SF Classic)

by Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Rackham

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Assembled for the first time is a complete collection of Edgar Allan Poe's science fiction stories. These sixteen tales include Poe's only novel 'Arthur Gordon Pym', which is filled with fantastical thoughts on life at the south polar region. 'The Unparalleled Adventures of Hans Pfall' involves space travel and aliens, 'Some Words with a Mummy' explores the realm of alternate history and suspended animation, while 'Eureka' introduces the big bang theory eighty years before its time. Known for his tales of horror, Edgar Allan Poe shaped the building blocks of science fiction. His scientific speculation was based on mid-nineteenth century theories and understandings, but he took them to levels that no one had ever dreamed possible. Poe's stories inspired Jules Verne and H. G. Wells to dream beyond the limits of science and technology, and they are essential to an understanding of the roots of science fiction. This 352 page collectors edition includes 34 illustrations, a biography, historical reviews, articles, and an introduction by Mark Rich.

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ISBN-13: 9781926606552
Publisher: Engage Books
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.

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