Explores the first appearance of 'science fiction' in the pages of late nineteenth-century general interest periodicals.
Introduction: material entanglements;
1. Intrinsic intelligibility;
2. Distance over time;
3. New photography;
4. Further northward; Conclusion: bad science and the study of English; Bibliography.
Will Tattersdill is Lecturer in Victorian Literature in the Department of English at the University of Birmingham.