A Choice Outstanding Academic Book, Science Fiction Before 1900 is an accessible and fascinating overview of the evolution and early history of science fiction. Investigating works that marked significant turning points in the early evolution of the genre, including Frankenstein , Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea , A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and The Time Machine , Paul Alkon places these works in context. He also discusses science fiction and its complex relationship to other genres. This book will be a great addition to the emerging field of science fiction study. A chronology of significant events, works and figures from the genre's history, notes and references and an extensive bibliographic essay with recommended reading round out the volume.Alkon, Paul K. is the author of 'Science Fiction Before 1900 Imagination Discovers Technology' with ISBN 9780415938877 and ISBN 0415938872.