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A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)

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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.

Synopsis:

Thoughtful, adventurous, and replete with an array of futuristic devices, "A Journey in Other Worlds" is an unforgettable story of utopias and humankind's restless exploration of the stars.

Synopsis:

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. Thoughtful, adventurous, and replete with a dazzling array of futuristic devices, this is a classic, unforgettable story of utopias and humankind's restless exploration of the stars.

About the Author

John Jacob Astor (1864-1912) was one of the wealthiest men in the world and an inventor of such devices as the pneumatic walkway, a bicycle brake, a flying machine, and an internal combustion engine. He died on the doomed Titanic voyage. S. M. Stirling is the author of such novels as Island in the Sea of Time, The Peshawar Lancers, Conquistador, and The Domination.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803259492
Introduction:
Stirling, S. M.
Publisher:
Bison
Introduction by:
Stirling, S. M.
Introduction by:
Sterling, S. M.
Introduction:
Sterling, S. M.
Introduction:
Stirling, S. M.
Author:
Sterling, S. M.
Author:
Astor, John Jacob
Location:
Lincoln
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Manned space flight
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Space ships
Subject:
Jupiter
Subject:
Saturn
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Saturn (planet)
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Bison Frontiers of Imagination
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 illustrations, 3 tables
Pages:
234
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 0.75 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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. Thoughtful, adventurous, and replete with a dazzling array of futuristic devices, this is a classic, unforgettable story of utopias and humankind's restless exploration of the stars.
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