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Fictional Science and Genre: Ectogenesis and Parthenogenesis at Mid-Century (2019)


Little-known literary treatments of the artificial creation of human life appear at mid-century, two generations before Shelley's Frankenstein. These works reveal complex responses to new experiments in the life sciences, despite their satirical elements, and they also allow glimpses into early generic formations before the existence of a ‘science fiction'.

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Authors & Contributors
Page, Michael R.
Rabinowitz, Paula
Mowitt, John
Pepper, Thomas
Hitchcock, Susan Tyler
Knellwolf, Christa
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
Korean Journal of Medical History
ELH: English Literary History
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
University of Chicago Press
W. W. Norton & Co.
William Morrow
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University of Washington
Science and literature
Science fiction
Experiments and experimentation
Life sciences
Science and culture
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Wells, Herbert George
Darwin, Erasmus
Halley, Edmond
Gray, Alasdair
Kingsley, Charles
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
21st century
18th century
17th century
20th century, late
Great Britain

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