Frank Reade and His Steam Horse
“Frank Reade and His Steam Horse” by Luis Senarens. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
He grew up in a Cuban-American family in Brooklyn. Around 1882, Senarens began writing new stories in the Frank Reade adventure story series begun by Harry Enton in 1868. Senarens introduced Frank Reade, Jr. as the new main character. Senarens added elements such as electricity, airships, and helicopters which resulted in him being called “the American Jules Verne.” The stories were very successful, and by the 1890s Senarens was asked by publisher Frank Tousey to write a similar series featuring Jack Wright, the “Boy Inventor”. Later in the decade, Tousey created the Frank Reade Library, a periodical devoted to “invention” stories, largely (or wholly) composed by Senarens using the pseudonym Noname. Mike Ashley calls him “the first prolific writer of science fiction”. He would eventually write more than 300 dime novels.”