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In 'Frankenstein Dreams,' Everything Is Possible — And Also Terrifying

Michael Sims' anthology of Victorian science fiction explores the way Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein fit the nervous energy of the 19th century, and shaped the genre that came after it.
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Genevieve Valentine's latest novel is Icon.

"I have the soul of an explorer, and in nine of ten cases this leads to destruction."

-- Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, "The Hall Bedroom"

In 1835, appeared in the , describing recent revelations about the moon and its inhabitants — courtesy of developments in telescope technology. Public demand was so high that the reprinted a hundred thousand copies. And though there

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