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Technology and Society: A Study Examining Science Fiction Novels in the Early 19th and 20th Centuries: Works Cited

Three science fiction novels are analyzed to show the relationship between technology and society in the 19th and 20th centuries.

History of Electricity

French, Daniel. When They Hid the Fire: A History of Electricity and Invisible Energy in America. Intersections (Pittsburgh, Pa.). Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017.

Meyer, Herbert W. A History of Electricity and Magnetism. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1971.

Sha, Richard C. "Volta's Battery, Animal Electricity, and Frankenstein." European Romantic Review 23, no. 1 (2012): 21-41.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Blake, Victoria. “Introduction” in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, edited by Victoria Blake, PAGE #s. New York: Barnes and Noble Books (1870), 2005.

Butcher, William. "Hidden Treasures: The Manuscripts of "Twenty Thousand Leagues." Science Fiction Studies 32, no. 1 (2005): 43-60. http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.ups.edu/stable/4241320.

Higonnet, Margaret R. "Jules Verne's "Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers": An American Classic for All Ages." L'Esprit Créateur 45, no. 4 (2005): 34-47. http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.ups.edu/stable/26289073.

Hoar, Allen. The Submarine Torpedo Boat, its Characteristics and Modern Development. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1916. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015002072513.

Jules-Verne, Jean. Jules Verne : A Biography. New York: Taplinger Pub., 1976.

Parrish, Thomas. The Submarine : A History. New York: Viking, 2004.

"The Submarine Torpedo Boat." Marine Corps Gazette (Pre-1994) 1, no. 4 (12, 1916): 420-421. http://ezproxy.ups.edu/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.ups.edu:2443/docview/206282333?accountid=1627.

Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. New York: Barnes and Noble Books, edited by Victoria Blake (1870), 2005.

Walsh, Don. "Nautilus: What's in a Name?" United States Naval Institute. Proceedings 127, no. 2 (2001): 88. http://ezproxy.ups.edu/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.ups.edu:2443/docview/206003211?accountid=1627.

Frankenstein

Karbiner, Karen. “Introduction” in Frankenstein, edited by Karen Karbiener, xiii-xxxi. New York: Barnes & Noble Books (1818), 2003.

Meyer, Herbert W. A History of Electricity and Magnetism. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1971.

Sha, Richard C. "Volta's Battery, Animal Electricity, and Frankenstein." European Romantic Review 23, no. 1 (2012): 21-41.

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. New York: Barnes and Noble Books, (1818), 2003.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, vol. 4, "Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft." 2009, pp. 1415-1419. Gale Virtual Reference Library, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CX2507200426/GVRL?u=taco25438&sid=GVRL&xid=8c02d9d4. Accessed May 16 2019.

The First Men in the Moon

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature. "Wells, H. G." vol. 4, 2009, pp. 1658-1662. Gale Virtual Reference Library, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CX2507200496/GVRL?u=taco25438&sid=GVRL&xid=2f035fc4. Accessed May 16, 2019.

 

The National Trust. “The H.G. Wells Connection.”  accessed May 16, 2019, https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/uppark-house-and-garden/features/the-h-g-wells-connection.

 

Sterling, Christopher. "Radio." Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, edited by William H. McNeill, et al., 2nd ed., vol. 5, Berkshire Publishing, 2010, pp. 2078-2082. Gale Virtual Reference Library, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CX1923800440/GVRL?u=taco25438&sid=GVRL&xid=02922197. Accessed May 16, 2019.

 

Wells, H. G.. The First Men in the Moon. New York: Open Road, (1901), 2016.

Photographs

All photographs taken from the Wikimedia Commons, with the exception of the radio communication photo in the First Men in the Moon section, which was taken from Pixabay.com.