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Alkon, Paul K. The Origins of Futuristic Fiction. Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 1987.

Anonymous ("XB"). "The Last Man." Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. March 1826. 284-86.

Bebbington,A. G. "The Shelleys' House?" Notes & Queries 216 (May 1971), 163-65.

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If The Last Man is a science fiction novel, it is one noticeably lacking in the technological gimmickry associated with the genre. (A parody of Shelley's and other's futuristic fictions, published only four years after The Last Man appeared, proves that such technological machinery was available to Mary Shelley--and makes its absence from her novel all the more obvious.) Besides medical or epidemiological science, the one technology central to the book is balloon flight.

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