A portion of the Introduction was published in an earlier version as “Aerophone, Telephot, Hypnobioscope: Hugo Gernsback’s Media Theory,” Wi: Journal of Mobile Media 8, no. 2 (2014), Future Media edition.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Gernsback, Hugo, 1884–1967, author. | Wythoff, Grant, editor.
Title: The perversity of things : Hugo Gernsback on media, tinkering, and scientifiction / Hugo Gernsback ; edited by Grant Wythoff.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2016. | Series: Electronic mediations ; 52 | Includes bibliographical references and index.
Identifiers: LCCN 2016022208 | ISBN 978-1-5179-0084-7 (hc) | ISBN 978-1-5179-0085-4 (pb)
Subjects: | BISAC: Literary Criticism / Science Fiction & Fantasy. | Literary Collections / Essays. | Science / History.
Classification: LCC PS3513.E8668 A6 2016 | DDC 813/.54—dc23
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2016022208