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The author of the book: Edward Page Mitchell
Date of issue: January 15th 2015
ISBN: 849431811X
ISBN 13: 9788494318115
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 461 KB
Edition: Orciny Press

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Edward Page Mitchell (1852-1927) fue editor del diario neoyorquino The Sun, para el que escribió una serie de relatos fantásticos y de ciencia ficción muy populares en su época. Sin embargo, al no haberlos recopilado nunca su nombre quedó olvidado hasta que cuarenta años después de su muerte fueran rescatados de las hemerotecas por Sam Moskowitz. En este volumen se recogen los relatos que pueden ser calificados de ciencia ficción y en los que el lector encontrará toda una serie de temas que más tarde se convertirían en constantes dentro del género: viajes en el tiempo, criogenización, teletransportación, inteligencia artificial o el uso de la ciencia para conseguir la invisibilidad de una persona. Lo más sorprendente de esta serie de historias es que se escribieron entre las décadas de 1870 y 1880, por lo que Mitchell se adelantó al mismísimo H. G. Wells, convirtiéndose así en pionero y, según palabras del propio Moskowitz, «el gigante perdido de la ciencia ficción americana».

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Ebook El espectroscopio del alma read Online! "Edward Page Mitchell (1852–1927) was an American editorial and short story writer for The Sun, a daily newspaper in New York City. He became that newspaper's editor in 1897, succeeding Charles Anderson Dana. Mitchell was recognized as a major figure in the early development of the science fiction genre. Mitchell wrote fiction about a man rendered invisible by scientific means ("The Crystal Man", published in 1881) before H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man, wrote about a time-travel machine ("The Clock that Went Backward") before Wells's The Time Machine, wrote about faster-than-light travel ("The Tachypomp"; now perhaps his best-known work) in 1874, a thinking computer and a cyborg in 1879 ("The Ablest Man in the World"), and also wrote the earliest known stories about matter transmission or teleportation ("The Man without a Body", 1877) and a superior mutant ("Old Squids and Little Speller"). "Exchanging Their Souls" (1877) is one of the earliest fictional accounts of mind transfer. Mitchell retired in 1926, a year before dying of a cerebral hemorrhage.

The gradual rediscovery of Mitchell and his work is a direct result of the publication in 1973 of a book-length anthology of his stories, compiled by Sam Moskowitz with a detailed introduction by Moskowitz giving much information about Mitchell's personal life. Because Mitchell's stories were not by-lined on original publication, nor indexed, Moskowitz expended major effort to track down and collect these works by an author whom Moskowitz cited as "the lost giant of American science fiction".

Mitchell's stories show the strong influence of Edgar Allan Poe. Among other traits, Mitchell shares Poe's habit of giving a basically serious and dignified fictional character a jokey name, such as "Professor Dummkopf" in Mitchell's "The Man Without a Body". Since Mitchell's fictions were originally published in newspapers, typeset in the same format as news articles and not identified as fiction, he may possibly have used this device to signal to his readers that this text should not be taken seriously."

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