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Ballooning History

These True Stories Inspired Steampunk

Richard Holmes | Posted 12.29.2013 | Books
Richard Holmes

I was surprised to find the literary genre of science fiction arose partly out ballooning and dreams of flight - another case of Science meeting Art. So my cast list includes writers like Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens, Jules Verne, and HG Wells, among many others.