This 21 year old’s book was first published…
And the rest is history. Anybody have a guess???
Does the name Shelly ring a bell?
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is published. The book, by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, is frequently called the world’s first science fiction novel.
Full article, HERE.
And then there was this signed copy found… HERE.
So for all those who say women aren’t being recognized in science fiction, I would say you need to read history!!!
I, for one, am thankful that she wrote it, and not only for the fact that it’s a good story! Without her starting the genre, would we have ever had the likes of Heinlein, Clark, Asimov, Doc Smith, and others?