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A Journey In Other Worlds

Auhtor: John Jacob Astor

Language: english
Published: 1894

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction
Downloads: 370
eBook size: 568Kb

Review by C. F. Hill, February 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Journey In Other Worlds':

What did our ancestors dream of when they gazed up at the stars and looked beyond the present? Wildly imaginative but grounded in reasoned scientific speculation A Journey in Other Worlds races far ahead of the nineteenth century to imagine what life would be like in the year 2000. At the beginning of the twenty-first century Earth is effectively a corporate technocracy with big businesses using incredible advances in science to improve life on the planet as a whole. Seeking other planets habitable for the growing human population the spaceship Callisto powered by an antigravitational force known as apergy embarks on a momentous tour of the solar system. Jupiter proves to be a wilderness paradise full of threatening beasts and landscapes of inspired beauty where the explorers must fight for their lives. Dangers less tangible but equally deadly await the Callisto crew on Saturn which yields profound secrets about their fate and the ultimate destiny of mankind.Thoughtful adventurous and replete with a dazzling array of futuristic devices A Journey in Other Worlds is a classic unforgettable story of utopias and humankinds restless exploration of the stars.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Journey In Other Worlds':


... is beginning to pall for would not anything equally difficult give as good developing results, while by learning a live matter we kill two birds ...
... a point at which it inclines but about twelve degrees, it will become necessary to fill the antarctic reservoir in June and the Arctic Ocean in December, ...
... at a rate that sometimes touches five hundred miles an hour. When near the ground the helmsman directs the prow upward, and, again turning on full current, ...
... and leisure, whose number is increasing relatively to the population at each generation, spend much more of their year in the country than ...
... floors to be lattice- work, like those in the engine-room of a steamer, so that when the carpets were rolled up they should not greatly obstruct the ...
... Mars Never before had the travellers observed the stars and planets under such favourable conditions. No air or clouds intervened, and as the Callisto ...
... been partly fused. Whether this heat was the result of collision or of its near approach to the sun at perihelion, they could not tell, though the ...
... trees. Because, replied Bearwarden, the men in the woods are doubtless the beaters, whose duty it is to drive the game into and up the valley, at ...
... night before, they were all tired. The warm breeze swayed the long dry grass, causing it to give out a soft rustle all birds except the flitting bats ...
... though part of it is still below the level of the Mediterranean. Perhaps a more striking proof of this than are the remains of fishes and marine ...
... east-bound clouds, in crossing them, are shoved up so far into a cold region that all moisture they may have brought from the Pacific is condensed into ...
... They found a vast archipelago covering as great an area as the whole Pacific Ocean. The islands varied from the size of Borneo and Madagascar to ...
... to belong, they became mute with astonishment. Every mushroom had disappeared, but the toadstools still remained. Is it possible we did not see ...
... to render the conditions of life so easy that the earth will support a far larger number of souls. With the powers at your disposal you can also ...
... by many more. Concluding it would be wise to let their wounded game escape, the three men were about to retreat, having found it difficult to breathe ...
... we can study the stars as of old. Your voice is a symphony, sweetest Violet, and I love to hear your words. Ah, would you could once more ...
... and anxiety.' Marvellous! Had I any doubts as to your prescience and power, they would be dispelled now. One thing more let me ask, however: Does ...
... and get our mackintoshes before the rain sets in. Whereupon he left his companions, who were soon again fast asleep. The sky had suddenly become filled ...
... than a stone when I asked for bread for, in place of freedom, he sent me death. Could I but be alive again for a few moments! But, with a bitter smile, ...
... you are well. When shall we start? asked Bearwarden. As soon as you can get ready, replied Ayrault. I would not risk running short of enough ...