The Perversity of Things

Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering, and Scientification

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Grant Wythoff

Grant Wythoff presents a wide array of texts by famed writer, publisher, and inventor Hugo Gernsback that were foundational both for science fiction and emerging media studies. Through painstaking research and extensive annotations and commentary, Wythoff aims to reverse the widespread misunderstanding of Gernsback within the history of science fiction criticism, reintroducing us to Gernsback and the origins of science fiction.

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    University of Minnesota Press
  • publisher place
    Minneapolis, MN
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    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.
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    Copyright 2016 by the Regents of the University of Minnesota
  • rights holder
    Regents of the University of Minnesota
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    Electronic Mediations
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