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Coined by John Clute in 1993, after inventor Thomas Edison.
edisonade (plural edisonades)
- (neologism) a genre of science fiction and adventure fiction featuring a brilliant robust inventor, engineer or scientist hero who has an adventure in the wilds of the world, created from the mid-19th century to early 20th century, mostly American
- scientific romance (European science-fiction genre of the same period)