The first Dime Novel, probably less than a dozen copies exist in original wrappers.
And now: the magazines.
According to Bleiler, science fiction can be divided into three areas:
1) Quasi-scientific stories of pretend technology (as we will be discussing today)
2) Lost Race and Lost Worlds. This genre began with H. Rider Haggard’s “King Solomon’s Mines” in 1885 which includes James Hilton’s 1933 work “Lost Horizon” that Franklin D. Roosevelt used to name his Maryland presidential retreat Shangri-la, later and called Camp David by Dwight Eisenhower after his grandson. For more on this genre see:
By far the best reference on the Steam Man and Frank Reade was self-published by Joe, who can be contacted at email@example.com.
Happy New Year!