cover image The Twentieth Century

The Twentieth Century

Albert Robida. Wesleyan University Press, $29.95 (434pp) ISBN 978-0-8195-6680-5

The Wesleyan Early Classics of Science Fiction presents the first English-language edition of Albert Robida's The Twentieth Century, edited by Arthur B. Evans and translated from the French by Philippe Willems. First published in 1882, this futuristic fantasy opens in the year 1952, when the citizens of Paris can travel via ""aerocab"" or take in a live opera performance through a ""telephonoscope.""