"This is the first work to survey the myths created by the modern literary imagination about technology." -Herbert Sussman
"... succeeds admirably, fascinatingly on all counts... " -American Literature
"... a landmark in the study of literary and technological history." -NMAH
"... fascinating... a welcome addition to the growing scholarship about the impact of technology on the modern imagination." -Journal of Modern Literature Annual Review
This book chronicles precisely how the flying machine helped to create two kinds of apocalyptic modes in modern literature.