List of Early Science Fiction (not yet in the catalog!)

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Post by ChuckW » April 3rd, 2018, 10:22 am

gweeks wrote:
April 3rd, 2018, 6:34 am
The Blue Star by Fletcher Pratt
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56889

is a recent posting to Project Gutenberg. There's another work by Fletcher Pratt at PG also.

The Onslaught from Rigel by Fletcher Pratt
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41049

These are both short novels.

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Both added to the list. Thanks. :-)
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Post by DivMS » June 30th, 2018, 10:32 pm

The Blue Star by Fletcher Pratt : viewtopic.php?f=28&t=70826

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Post by ChuckW » July 7th, 2018, 4:06 pm

DivMS wrote:
June 30th, 2018, 10:32 pm
The Blue Star by Fletcher Pratt : viewtopic.php?f=28&t=70826
Removed this one (and a couple of others) from the list. Thanks!
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Post by icequeen » August 4th, 2018, 10:24 pm

I have just launched Venus Boy, by Lee Sutton! viewtopic.php?f=28&t=71256
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Post by ChuckW » August 5th, 2018, 6:29 am

icequeen wrote:
August 4th, 2018, 10:24 pm
I have just launched Venus Boy, by Lee Sutton! viewtopic.php?f=28&t=71256
Thanks! List updated.
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Post by icequeen » August 8th, 2018, 9:16 pm

I'm back for another one! Mars is My Destination has been launched! viewtopic.php?f=28&t=71320
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Post by bettyinbirmingham » November 20th, 2018, 8:19 am

Robert Paltock's Adventures of Peter Wilkins, first published in 1750, is often regarded as proto-science fiction and is a great read! The original full title is a good plot summary:

The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man: Relating Particularly, His Shipwreck Near the South Pole; His Wonderful Passage Thro' a Subterranean Cavern into a Kind of New World; His There Meeting with a Gawry or Flying Woman, whose life he Preserv'd, and Afterwards Married her; His Extraordinary Conveyance to the Country of Glums and Gawrys, or Men and Women That Fly. Likewise a Description of this Strange Country, with the Laws, Customs, and Manners of its Inhabitants, and the Author's Remarkable Transactions Among Them. Taken from his own Mouth, in his Passage to England, from off Cape Horn in America, in the Ship Hector. With an INTRODUCTION, Giving an Account of the Surprizing Manner of his Coming on Board that Vessel, and his Death on his Landing at Plymouth in the Year 1739. Illustrated with Several CUTS, Clearly and Distinctly Representing the Structure and Mechanism of the Wings of the Glums and Gawrys, and the Manner in Which They Use Them Either to Swim or Fly. By R S, a Passenger in the Hector (London: Jacob Robinson and Robert Dodsley, 1750) .

There's a public domain version based on an 1884 edition at https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/p/paltock/robert/life-and-adventures-of-peter-wilkins/index.html and Google have got the 1751 edition https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=zVxPAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=life+adventures+peter+wilkins&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiw0LiTouPeAhXkLMAKHdJTD34Q6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=life%20adventures%20peter%20wilkins&f=false

I'm too new to LibriVox to take on such a big project, but it would be a fun one for someone!

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