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Doctor Omega
     

Doctor Omega

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by Arnould Galopin
 

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France, 1905. In a quiet Normandy village, amateur violinist Denis Borel meets a mysterious white-haired scientist known only as Doctor Omega, who is building an amazing spacecraft, the Cosmos. Doctor Omega invites Borel to accompany him on his maiden voyage - to Mars! But the Mars they land on is the primitive planet of three billion years ago, inhabited by savage

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France, 1905. In a quiet Normandy village, amateur violinist Denis Borel meets a mysterious white-haired scientist known only as Doctor Omega, who is building an amazing spacecraft, the Cosmos. Doctor Omega invites Borel to accompany him on his maiden voyage - to Mars! But the Mars they land on is the primitive planet of three billion years ago, inhabited by savage reptilian warriors and macrocephalic gnomes who seize their ship. Without the Cosmos, can the stranded travelers ever hope to return to Earth? Doctor Omega was first published in France in 1906. This marvelous classic of pulp literature has now been translated and retold in English for the first time.This edition includes 22 illustrations from the original French edition, a foreword by Doctor Who author Terrance Dicks, and an introduction and afterword by Jean-Marc Lofficier.

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Paul diFilippo
Written by Arnould Galopin and released in 1906, the book has been "adapted and retold" by Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier. To my eye, they’ve done a subtle job. Modern terms such as "black hole" and "quark" have been introduced, but the rest of the book remains resolutely Edwardian, in a Gallic fashion. The titular doctor, a mysterious figure from another time and place, recruits two Frenchmen to accompany him on the first trip to Mars in his rocket clad in gravity-defying "stellite." Once

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013876057
Publisher:
Black Coat Press
Publication date:
12/15/2011
Series:
French Science Fiction , #31
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
754,161
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Arnould Galopin (1865-1934) was a prolific French author during the first three decades of the 20th century with over fifty novels to his credit. Galopin won the French Academy's Grand Prize for his Sur le Front de Mer [On the Sea Front], and wrote several critically acclaimed novels about his experience during World War I. Galopin wrote a number of science fiction novels in the Jules Verne tradition, including Doctor Oméga, La Révolution de Demain [Tomorrow's Revolution] (1909), and Le Bacille (1928), a prophetic tale of a mad scientist who uses bacteriological warfare for revenge.

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