I love learning something new. In Pamela Sargent’s introduction to More Women of Wonder, she discusses the history of the field. She, of course, mentions Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as one of the first (if not the first) major sf novel. Then Pam mentions The Last Man, a Mary Shelley novel which might very well be the first post-apocalyptic novel. I’d never heard of it. And now I’m off to investigate. Thanks, Pam!