He wrote the earliest known story utilizing a theory suitable for faster than light travel, and in 1874.He wrote a time machine story in 1881, seven years before H.G. Wells…The first fictional concept of a neo-electronic thinking computer functioning in the head of a human was his in 1879.…There is no previous story on record of the creation of an invisible man through scientific means than his in 1881, and the scientific explanation and at least one of the incidents are very close to that of H.G. Wells’s [sic] which it preceded by sixteen years.The first use of freezing by a mechanical process so that a person can be revived at a later date was his in 1879.
The author wishes it to be known that although he is indeed kin to Edward Page Mitchell, all investigation into his influence on the world of modern science fiction has and will continue to be performed with strict academic and journalistic integrity. Bias in any direction will be influenced by facts alone. Any other approach would be simply irresponsible.