6. The Mummy! a Tale of the Twenty-Second Century (Jane Webb Loudon)


Mary Shelley wasn't the only female writer of early science fiction. Like Mary, Jane Webb Loudon wrote her novel over 100 years before the term 'science fiction' was even coined. It's notable for presenting a very imaginative version of the future, and is much less frightening than Frankenstein.

Journey to the Moon (Cyrano De Bergerac)
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