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A Trip To Venus

Auhtor: John Munro

Language: english
Published: 1897

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction
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Review by O. Brown, October 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Trip To Venus':

When evening came I turned to the books and gathered a great deal about the fiery planet including the fact that a stout man a Daniel Lambert could jump his own height there with the greatest ease. Very likely but I was seeking information on the strange light and as I could not find any I resolved to walk over and consult my old friend Professor Gazen the well-known astronomer who had made his mark by a series of splendid researches with the spectroscope into the constitution of the sun and other celestial bodies.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Trip To Venus':


... that is to say, the zone of twilight separating day from night. The news was doubly interesting to me, because a singular dream of Sunrise ...
... second. With such a velocity, the projectile would simply rise to a great height and then fall back to the ground. I. Both of these drawbacks can ...
... of the car, however, we should accomplish the distance in thirteen hours at a speed of five miles a second, and more or less in proportion. G. About ...
... of the Universal Navigation Company in the distant future? Not so distant as you may imagine, I responded significantly and then I told him ...
... bullet and, nevertheless, he will take more than a million years to cover the distance. Eight large or major planets, with their satellites, and a flock ...
... Each would be what we call a 'nebulous star,' not unlike the sun at present that is to say, it would be surrounded by a glowing atmosphere of vapours, ...
... of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st, But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubims: Such ...
... the form, and the letter above the spirit? Does not the tissue exist for the sweetness of the rose, the marble for the beauty of the stature, and the ...
... but I will leave him to publish his results in his own fashion. We may claim to have seen the South Pole, but, of course, at a distance too great for ...
... crush your hopes, said Gazen pleasantly. We can sometimes derive moral encouragement and profit from external phenomena. A rainbow in the midst of ...
... no reply, but turned and silently shook me by the hand. The tears were standing in his eyes. A delightful breeze, fragrant with innumerable flowers, ...
... in crystal vases. The dishes and utensils not only serve but adorn the home. Most of the implements and fittings are made of coloured metals or alloys. ...
... of an individual. Quarrels and sickness of mind or body are almost unknown amongst them. The care and cure of the person is a portion of the art of life ...
... of her lord. At length the first glowing tip of the solar disc peeped over the rim of the crater, and a deep low murmur, swelling to a shrill cry, ...
... going to do with her when you've got her? Will you bring her home to the car-there is very little room here, as you know. Do you propose to take her to ...
... I reflected, but for how long? A few days at the most. It is too bad! An idea struck me. Gazen, said I that night as soon as I had a convenient opportunity ...
... which led up to the mouth of the cavern. Freed from his burden the dragon now stood erect, and a more awful monster it would be difficult to conceive. He ...
... shaking his head we shall fall much faster than we rose. The friction of the air against the car will generate heat. We shall drop down like a meteoric ...
... are not falling towards Mercury, he said gloomily. We are rushing to the sun! I cannot depict our emotion at this awful announcement which changed ...
... now at any time. Of course we can, replied Gazen and to Mars as well. Your father's invention opens up a bewildering prospect of complications in ...