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A Columbus Of Space

Auhtor: Garrett Putman Serviss

Language: english
Published: 1909

Genres:

fiction,  action adventure,  science fiction
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, December 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Columbus Of Space':

The first story ever written about an atomic powered space craft.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Columbus Of Space':


... went over from the club to Stonewall's house, I dropped behind the others, because the four of them took up the whole width of the sidewalk. Stonewall ...
... sight of it and fixing his eyes in a stare, what's that? That's the earth! It was Edmund who spoke, looking at us with a quizzical smile. ...
... There may be inhabitants there, and at any rate I am going to find out. If there are none, we'll just stop long enough to take a look at things, ...
... leave phosphorescent rings in the air, intersecting one another in consequence of the rapidity of the motion. It was such a spectacle as I had never ...
... said Edmund. This is their religion the earth is their goddess, and when she is nearest and brightest they perform this ceremony in her honor. ...
... come down on the other side as nice as you please. Strange that I didn't think of carrying the sleds in this way to begin with. It was a beautiful ...
... all sorts of machines for aerial navigation, can float much more easily here than over the earth. I was prepared to find the inhabitants of Venus skilled ...
... had drawn near. Signals were interchanged between it and the first, and we observed that she who seemed to be the commander in chief gave orders that the ...
... our eyes. Palatable food was served to us, and during the waking time Edmund was frequently engaged in his mysterious conversation with the queen. ...
... pleasure was suddenly broken off by a tragedy that struck cold to our hearts. We had nearly touched the landing, when we observed that a discussion was ...
... Edmund, instantly recovering his composure, turned back to his work. Finding Juba sufficiently recovered, although yet weak and almost helpless, he ...
... the throne, and issued orders which resulted in our being conducted to apartments that were set aside for us in the palace. There were four connecting ...
... always the same, although greatly varied in details of execution. As near as I could make it out, the intention appeared to be to represent a sunburst. ...
... was not with us when we paid our first visit to it but he had predicted its existence during one of our conversations, when we were talking of the ...
... second attempt, succeeded in illuminating a match. Don't lose it, urged Edmund, as the light flashed out burn the cord. Jack tried. The smell of ...
... supposed it to be connected with our religious observances. Anyhow, so it was and I can only ascribe the fact to the kindness of that overlooking Power which ...
... only a moment it was simply a universal ejaculation, extorted from this virtually speechless people by such a marvel as they had never dreamed of ...
... him, naturally his prejudices were aroused, and he could hardly be blamed for thinking us dangerous. Then, when he found himself defeated, and his ...
... bacchanalia, or dionysia, of ancient Greece. How he had derived that idea I do not know, but it proved to have been but too well founded-only he had not ...
... thought a moment, and then said: Very well, take a gun, but don't fire at them. If it terrifies them into abandoning their sacrifice we shall have ...