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Related to material in In the Deep of Time
by George Parsons Lathrop

This story is sometimes called Thomas Edison's novel, because he spent a lot of time working on Progress, a science fiction story he abandoned but not before producing many pages of notes.

George Parsons Lathrup originally offered to collaborate with Edison on his memoirs, having written about him for magazines. He and Edison had five or six interviews together in which "in which Edison poured out suggestions faster than Lathrop could assimilate them" according to an Australian newspaper.


('In the Deep of Time' by George Parsons Lathrop)

In his 1908 biography, Edison told Lathrop that he “would rather invent a dozen useful things, including a mechanical novelist who would turn out works of fiction when the machinery was set in motion, than go any further with the electrical novel.”

But Lathrop went ahead anyway.

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LEONARDO Robot Has Legs And Thrusters, Can Skateboard, Slackline
   'a walking balloon proceeded with long strides of its aluminum legs over a slant of steep upland.' - George Parsons Lathrop, 1897.

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