by Fitz James O'Brien
Number of pages: 50
Fitz James O'Brien was an Irish-born American writer, some of whose work is often considered a forerunner of today's science fiction. The Wonder Smith is an early predecessor of robot rebellion, where toys possessed by evil spirits are transformed into living automatons who turns against their creators.
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by Richard Jefferies - Duckworth & Co.
Science fiction novel which describes an England of the distant future in which most of the people have died and a swamp covers the site of old London. The hero of the story sets out on a quest to win the hand of the daughter of a neighboring baron.
by Olaf Stapledon
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