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Edgar Allan Poe and Science Fiction

Pym: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket/An Antarctic Mystery - Jules Verne

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is known for his mystery and horror short stories, but he also wrote in other genres, including science fiction. His best SF stories (in chronological order) are “The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall”, “The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion”, “The Colloquy of Monos and Una”, and “Mellonta Tauta”. We can also mention “A Tale of the Ragged Mountains”, “Mesmeric Revelation”, “The Power of Words”, and “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”. His only (complete) novel, “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym” (1838), bordered on SF and inspired masterpieces such as “Moby-Dick” (1851) by Herman Melville, “Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea” (1870) and “An Antarctic Mystery” (1897) by Jules Verne. Edgar Allan Poe also wrote an essay on cosmology, “Eureka: A Prose Poem” (1849), that can be read as a philosophical SF work.