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Edison’s Conquest of Mars (Illustrated)
     

Edison’s Conquest of Mars (Illustrated)

by Garrett P. Serviss
 
• This unique Science Fiction classic is re-born with nearly 150 photographs of the Moon, the Planets and other pertinent subject matter. The reader will very much enjoy this pictorially enriched classic.

Thomas Edison in outer space? A steampunk retelling of history? Martian invaders? Yes, it’s all here in this sci-fi classic written in 1898.

Overview

• This unique Science Fiction classic is re-born with nearly 150 photographs of the Moon, the Planets and other pertinent subject matter. The reader will very much enjoy this pictorially enriched classic.

Thomas Edison in outer space? A steampunk retelling of history? Martian invaders? Yes, it’s all here in this sci-fi classic written in 1898. This unique edition is illustrated by nearly one hundred and fifty photographs from Earth to the Moon to Mars and back, as the famous inventor and his ragtag crews stave off an alien invasion. Great fun!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149562350
Publisher:
AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com
Publication date:
02/20/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Garrett Putnam Serviss (1851 - 1929) was an American astronomer and an early science fiction writer. Born in upstate New York, he majored in science at Cornell, then earned a law degree at Columbia University. Instead of practicing law, he joined The New York Sun as a reporter. His ability to explain scientific details in a way that made them clear to the ordinary reader led to Andrew Carnegie selecting him to deliver The Urania Lectures on astronomy, cosmology, and other scientific topics.
I n all, he wrote fifteen books, eight of them devoted to astronomy. Five were science fiction novels, including an unauthorized sequel to H.G. Wells’ War of the World. This book – Edison’s Conquest of Mars – was written on assignment from The Boston Globe, intended as a follow-up to his Wells homage, Fighters from Mars.
An avid mountain climber, Serviss scaled the Matterhorn at 43. He described this as his attempt “to get as far away from terrestrial gravity as possible.”

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