‘Not one voice speaking to many’: E C Large, wireless, and science fiction fans in the mid-twentieth century

  title={‘Not one voice speaking to many’: E C Large, wireless, and science fiction fans in the mid-twentieth century},
  author={Charlotte Sleigh},
In this paper, E. C. Large’s 1956 novel Dawn in Andromeda is examined, using literary analysis, as a work of public history of science. The novel recounts how God places a pioneer population on a new planet, challenging them to work from nothing to the creation of a ‘seven-valve all-wave superhet wireless’ in a single generation. On a general level, this article presents Dawn in Andromeda as a history of science firmly rooted in the human and material efforts of engineering. As such, it is… 

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