The Age of Science; A Newspaper of the Twentieth Century

TitleThe Age of Science; A Newspaper of the Twentieth Century
Year for Search1877
Authors[Cobbe], [Frances Power](1822-1904)
Tertiary AuthorsNostradamus, Merlin [pseud.]
Date Published[1877]
PublisherWard, Lock, and Tyler
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsFemale author, Irish author
Annotation

Satirical dystopia of science gone too far. The Age of Science is the name of the paper and the date given is January 1, 1977. Medicine is particularly powerful, and Parliament is composed entirely of medical people who act in their own interest. People are executed for such heresies against science as homeopathy, religion, and not getting vaccinated. There are so few servants that people must recruit them with excellent offers.The author published an essay along similar lines as “The Scientific Spirit of the Age” The Contemporary Review 54 (July 1888): 126-39. Rpt. in her The Scientific Spirit of the Age and Other Pleas and Discussions (Boston, MA: Geo. H. Ellis, 1888), 3-34. The author anonymously published a story on the nineteenth century as seen from the far future; see “The Nineteenth Century.” Fraser’s Magazine for Town and Country 69.412 (April 1864): 481-94. There is very little on the future.

Pseudonym

By Merlin Nostradamus [pseud.]

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Author Note

Irish female author (1822-1904)

Full Text

[1877] [Cobbe, Frances Power] (1822-1904). The Age of Science; A Newspaper of the Twentieth Century. By Merlin Nostradamus [pseud.]. London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler. L

Satirical dystopia of science gone too far. The Age of Science is the name of the paper and the date given is January 1, 1977. Medicine is particularly powerful, and Parliament is composed entirely of medical people who act in their own interest. People are executed for such heresies against science as homeopathy, religion, and not getting vaccinated. There are so few servants that people must recruit them with excellent offers. The author published an essay along similar lines as “The Scientific Spirit of the Age” The Contemporary Review 54 (July 1888): 126-39. Rpt. in her The Scientific Spirit of the Age and Other Pleas and Discussions (Boston, MA: Geo. H. Ellis, 1888), 3-34. The author anonymously published a story on the nineteenth century as seen from the far future; see “The Nineteenth Century.” Fraser’s Magazine for Town and Country 69.412 (April 1864): 481-94. There is very little on the future. Irish female author.