Radium Age

Under the direction of Joshua Glenn, the MIT Press’s Radium Age is reissuing notable proto–science fiction stories from the underappreciated era between 1900 and 1935. In these forgotten classics, science fiction readers will discover the origins of enduring tropes like robots (berserk or benevolent), tyrannical supermen, dystopian wastelands, sinister telepaths, and eco-catastrophes. With new contributions by historians, science journalists, and science fiction authors, the Radium Age book series will recontextualize the breakthroughs and biases of these proto–science fiction classics, and chart the emergence of a burgeoning genre.

Series editor: Joshua Glenn

The Night Land

William Hope Hodgson, Erik Davis

Aug 15, 2023

The Napoleon of Notting Hill

G.K. Chesterton, Madeline Ashby

Aug 01, 2023

More Voices from the Radium Age

Joshua Glenn, Joshua Glenn

Aug 01, 2023

The Lost World and The Poison Belt

Arthur Conan Doyle, Conor Reid, Joshua Glenn

Feb 21, 2023

Theodore Savage

Cicely Hamilton, Susan R. Grayzel

Feb 07, 2023

What Not

Rose Macaulay, Matthew De Abaitua

Oct 04, 2022

Nordenholt's Million

J. J. Connington, Matthew Battles, Evan Hepler-Smith

Aug 02, 2022

Of One Blood

Pauline Hopkins, Minister Faust

Aug 02, 2022

The Clockwork Man

E. V. Odle, Annalee Newitz

May 03, 2022

The World Set Free

H. G. Wells, Sarah Cole, Joshua Glenn

May 03, 2022

A World of Women

J. D. Beresford, Astra Taylor

Mar 15, 2022

Voices from the Radium Age

Joshua Glenn, Joshua Glenn

Mar 08, 2022