The Man With the Strange Head and Other Early Science Fiction Stories

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  • Copyright: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: Bison Books
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Gathered here for the first time are Miles J. Breuer's first publication, "The Man with the Strange Head"; his neglected dystopian novelParadise and Iron(appearing here in book form for the first time); stories such as "Gostak and the Doshes" and "Mechanocracy"; and Breuer's essay "The Future of Scientifiction," one of the early critical statements of the genre. Also included are some of the author's letters from the Discussions column ofAmazing Stories. Much of what we know as science fiction saw the lightand found its themes, styles, and modesin the science fiction magazines of the early twentieth century. It was in these magazines of the 1920s and 1930s that Breuer often led the way. Breuer himself found his inspiration in the work of H. G. Wells and in turn influenced science fiction masters from Jack Williamson to Robert A. Heinlein.The Man with the Strange Head and Other Early Science Fiction Storiescollects the best work of this pioneer of the genre.

Author Biography

Miles J. Breuer (1889–1945) was a prominent physician in Lincoln, Nebraska, and a pioneer writer of science fiction for magazines in the 1920s and 1930s. Michael R. Page received his PhD in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He teaches courses in nineteenth-century British literature and in science fiction and his work has appeared in scholarly journals.

Table of Contents

Pioneer Science Fiction Writer of the Plains; "The Man with the Strange Head"
Amazing Stories
January 1927; "The Appendix and the Spectacles"
Amazing Stories
December 1928; "The Gostak and the Doshes"
Amazing Stories
March 1930; "Paradise and Iron"
Amazing Stories Quarterly
Summer 1930; "A Problem in Communication"
Astounding Stories
September 1930; "On Board the Martian Liner"
Amazing Stories
March 1931; "Mechanocracy"
Amazing Stories
April 1932; "The Finger of the Past"
Amazing Stories
November 1932; "Millions for Defense"
Amazing Stories
March 1935; "Mars Colonizes"
Marvel Tales
Summer 1935; "The Oversight"
Comet Stories
December 1940
"The Future of Scientifiction"
Amazing Stories Quarterly
Summer 1929; Selected Letters;
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