Wesleyan UP's "Early Classics of Science Fiction"

Jean-Baptiste François Xavier Cousin de Grainville. The Last Man. (1805) Trans. I.F. & M. Clarke, ed. I.F Clarke. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 2002.
5½ x 8½", 220 pp., 5 illustrations
$45 Cloth, 0-8195-6549-0
$17.95 Paper, 0-8195-6608-X

"Grainville’s novel is like a textbook discourse on how we began to understand that time past becomes time future; the intimate relationship in its pages between Ruins and Futurity neatly and comprehensively illuminates the 18th century European mind beginning to become ‘our’ European mind. To have this book available will give context to the whole field of early science fiction.” --- John Clute, co-author of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

"A crucial document in the early history and ideology of what became science fiction." --- Gary Wolfe, author of The Known and the Unknown: The Iconography of Science Fiction