News from the Moon by Brian Stableford

News from the Moon

Brian Stableford
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  • ISBN
    9781932983890 / 1932983899
  • Title News from the Moon
  • Author Brian Stableford
  • Category Fantasy
  • Format
  • Year 2007
  • Pages 320
  • Publisher
    Hollywood Comics
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 127mm x 18mm x 203mm


This collection of nine proto-science fiction tales, translated and edited by renowned science fiction writer and scholar Brian Stableford, ranges from Louis-Sbastien Mercier's 1768 opening tale, in which the hero communicates with the dead through a beam that anticipates a modern-day laser, to an 1887 story by Guy de Maupassant that speculates on Martian life. In between, we have tales of a heart transplant, a device that can see through time and an alien dragon. The book also includes Albert Robida's classic novella “The Monkey King” in which Saturnin Farandoul, shipwrecked as a baby and raised by apes on a Pacific Island, visits the Mysterious Island and joins forces with Captain Nemo to battle the savage pirate hordes of Bora-Bora. Stories by Georges Eekhoud, Stphane Mallarm, Guy de Maupassant, Louis-Sbastien Mercier, Eugne Mouton, Fernand Noat, Jean Richepin, Adrien Robert and Albert Robida. This edition includes a historical introduction and notes by Stableford.

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