Pilgrims Through Space and Time
Bailey, J[ames] O. Pilgrims Through Space and Time: Trends and Patterns in Scientific and Utopian Fiction. New York: Argus, 1947. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1972.
Earliest full-length study of SF by an academic literary historian. Discusses, passim, a number of works showing "man's slavery to the Machine in a Machine age" (ch. 6, B: 148). Handles well-known works such as A. Huxley's Brave New World and lesser-known works such as Claude Ferrere's (pseud.) Useless Hands (1920; trans. 1926).