edisonade

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Edison +‎ -ade, coined by John Clute in 1993, after inventor Thomas Edison.

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edisonade (plural edisonades)

  1. (neologism, science fiction) 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. [from 1993]

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