Mesaerion: The Best Science Fiction Stories 1800-1849 by Andrew Barger
Approx. 75,140 words.
Published on August 17, 2013.
Andrew Barger, award-winning author, editor and engineer, researched forgotten magazines of the early 19th century to find groundbreaking science fiction short stories in the English language. In doing so, he found possibly the first science fiction story by a female (and it is not from Mary Shelley). He located the first steampunk story and many others! Read the stories that started a genre.