(Clue. It involves flying machines that predate Islam and Christianity)
A fascinating look at the origins of science fiction. It's fun to see how literature and its genres have evolved through the centuries.
Wonderful article Philip! And there were the South American indigenous peoples too….but probably not as ancient as the Indian sacred texts you mention. I loved reading this and the starring role Mary Shelley kind if dud and didn’t have. Your newsletter is always fascinating! I want to recommend it with words but can’t remember how! Working on it! Love your great many varieties of work! —jennifer