1975: A Prophetic Drama

Check out 1975apropheticdrama.org, the website Kate Culkin and I made for this play written by Harriet Hosmer in 1875, set in 1975. I created the animation, which is cut into short segments and embedded throughout the text of the play. Kate has annotated the text as well as provided context, a bibliography and other resources on Harriet and on women writing speculative and science fiction in the 19th century.

Here’s a couple of short clips. Merciful Powers! describes how the leaders of Turkey and Russia destroyed that part of the world. In Detained Electric Forces, we learn how electricity works on the brain.