This is a documented history of a lost science fiction and fantasy movement which originated in San Francisco during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Special emphasis is given to the prime mover, Robert Duncan Milne.
Detailed accounts are also given to the lives and extraordinary works of William Henry Rhodes, W. C. Morrow, Emma Frances Daws, and Ambrose Bierce. The role played by the editors and publishers of the San Francisco newspapers (including William Randolph Hearst’s San Francisco Examiner) is also explored.
Science Fiction in Old San Francisco is the result of years of research by the genre’s foremost authority and historian. Fully illustrated