Who’s got three thumbs and found a book review from 1835 in which the reviewer claims that the author in question has invented a new genre of fiction: science fiction?
Me, that’s who. Full article on io9.com sometime next week.
Also, apparently there was a “Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge” in Great Britain in the 1840s. Must remember to something with them.
This is what happens when I get the right amount of caffeine and crank up the electronica: I get roused out of my torpor and spiraling depression and actually get things done. Shame that I usually miss the mark and hit “too much caffeine,” which is no fun at all.