Robert Cromie:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Robert Cromie (18551907) was an Irish journalist and novelist. Instead of pursuing an academic path Cromie instead worked for the Ulster Bank in various parts of Ireland. His first book was published in 1889.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Atomic Energy - very early reference.
Splitting the atom to create a destructive force.

The Crack of Doom (1895)

Atomic Microscopy
A device that can actually visualize a individual molecule and its parts.

The Crack of Doom (1895)

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