This episode of Novum makes the acquaintance of a fascinating author of science fiction: Robert Duncan Milne. Milne’s vivid tales of gothic science have largely been lost and forgotten in favor of the other big names of 19th century SF, such as Verne and Wells. Milne was popular in his day, but struggled to find his path and lived life cut short by tragedy. His stories reveal a unique genius, one that grasped the future opportunities and dangers of the nascent technology of his day. This week, we’ll explore Milne’s visions of future teleportation, surveillance, and drone warfare.