Vintage Visions

Vintage Visions

The Nyctalope on Mars [Le Mystère des XV, 1911], by Jean de la Hire, 5–9. Edited and adapted by Brian Stableford. Encino, CA: Black Coat Press, 2008. ———. “Introduction.” The Nyctalope vs. Lucifer [Lucifer, 1921], by Jean de la Hire, ...

Author: Arthur B. Evans

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819574398

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Vintage Visions is a seminal collection of scholarly essays on early works of science fiction and its antecedents. From Cyrano de Bergerac in 1657 to Olaf Stapledon in 1937, this anthology focuses on an unusually broad range of authors and works in the genre as it emerged across the globe, including the United States, Russia, Europe, and Latin America. The book includes material that will be of interest to both scholars and fans, including an extensive bibliography of criticism on early science fiction—the first of its kind—and a chronological listing of 150 key early works. Before Dr. Strangelove, future-war fiction was hugely popular in nineteenth-century Great Britain. Before Terminator, a French author depicted Thomas Edison as the creator of the perfect female android. These works and others are featured in this critical anthology. Contributors include Paul K. Alkon, Andrea Bell, Josh Bernatchez, I. F. Clarke, William J. Fanning Jr., William B. Fischer, Allison de Fren, Susan Gubar, Rachel Haywood Ferreira, Kamila Kinyon, Stanislaw Lem, Patrick A. McCarthy, Sylvie Romanowski, Nicholas Ruddick, and Gary Westfahl.
Categories: Fiction

The Nyctalope Vs Lucifer

The Nyctalope Vs  Lucifer

Leo Saint-Clair, alias the Nyctalope, was created in 1911 by Jean de La Hire, one of France's most prolific writer of adventure serials.

Author: Jean de La Hire

Publisher: Hollywood Comics

ISBN: 1932983988

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

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Leo Saint-Clair, alias the Nyctalope, was created in 1911 by Jean de La Hire, one of France's most prolific writer of adventure serials. Gifted with night vision, hypnotic powers, extraordinary senses and an artificial heart, Saint-Clair is a fearless adventurer who battles with a gallery of colorful super-villains. His adventures, which spanned 30 years, created a template that was later adopted by such pulp heroes as Doc Savage (1933), before providing the core mythology of American comic books. In Lucifer (1921), his second appearance and possibly his greatest battle, the Nyctalope faces Baron Gl von Warteck, a.k.a. Lucifer, whose tremendous hypnotic powers, amplified by his diabolical "teledynamo," threatens to enslave the world.
Categories: Fiction

Anne of the Isles and Other Legends of Brittany

Anne of the Isles and Other Legends of Brittany

... de La Hire The Nyctalope vs. Lucifer by Pierre - Alexis Ponson du Terrail The Vampire and the Devil's Son by Villiers de l'Isle - Adam The Scaffold and Other Cruel Tales The Vampire Soul and Other Sardonic Tales also forthcoming The ...

Author: Paul Feval

Publisher: Hollywoodcomics.Com Llc

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124023123

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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Everyone trembled at the mere mention of the name of Anne of the Isles. The blood of Joël Braz the warlock ran in her veins. She was a priestess and a sorceress. Woe betide any man whose path crossed hers!... The White Lady of the Marshes had avenged herself cruelly against the incredulous, they were well-advised never to entrust their boats to the current of the Oust once the north star had risen over the black trees of the Forêt-Neuve... Anne of the Isles, last priestess of the Celtic Gods... The vengeful White Lady of the Marshes... The last fairies of mythical Lyonesse... Only Paul Féval, the author of Vampire City and Revenants could paint the epic Gothic fantasies of mist-shrouded, storm-beaten Ancient Brittany with so much color and flamboyance.
Categories: Fiction

The History of Science Fiction

The History of Science Fiction

And these sorts of stories easily slid up the scale of hyperbole, stylistically and conceptually. ... the title character was a superhero who had been trained by Hindu Yogis with magical skills) and Nyctalope, a series of dime novels by ...

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137569578

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 524

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This book is the definitive critical history of science fiction. The 2006 first edition of this work traced the development of the genre from Ancient Greece and the European Reformation through to the end of the 20th century. This new 2nd edition has been revised thoroughly and very significantly expanded. An all-new final chapter discusses 21st-century science fiction, and there is new material in every chapter: a wealth of new readings and original research. The author’s groundbreaking thesis that science fiction is born out of the 17th-century Reformation is here bolstered with a wide range of new supporting material and many hundreds of 17th- and 18th-century science fiction texts, some of which have never been discussed before. The account of 19th-century science fiction has been expanded, and the various chapters tracing the twentieth-century bring in more writing by women, and science fiction in other media including cinema, TV, comics, fan-culture and other modes.
Categories: Literary Criticism