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So mechanical has the age become, that men seriously talk of flying machines, to go by steam,--not your air-balloons, but real Daedalian wings, made of wood and joints, nailed to your shoulder,--not wings of feathers and wax like the wings of Icarus, who fell into the Cretan sea, but real, solid, substantial, rock-maple wings with wrought-iron hinges, and huge concavities, to propel us through the air.
Knickerbocker Magazine, May 1835
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About the Author
Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.
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I have always been a sci-fi fan but my knowledge of early works were limited. This was a great compilation of works from the 1800's which is a really interesting view on how people then saw the possible future. I really had to laugh at some of the things they were right and wrong on. Also what I enjoyed was how they gave a little bit of a bio of each author, how they came to their beliefs, etc. Which was a really nice intro before jumping into their short stories. I would be curious to read some more compilations similar to this. Good read!