Edison's Conquest of Mars: The Original 1898 Sequel to The War of the Worlds

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Following in the footsteps of one of the greatest science fiction masterpieces ever written, this long-forgotten sequel to The War of the Worlds boasts Thomas Edison as its hero. Originally published in the late 1800s, this is one of the rarest and most important cornerstones of the science fiction genre. Turning the original Wells tale on its head, this novel weaves a distinct and astonishing story of humans invading Mars, marking the invention of the space techno-thriller. Presenting a cornucopia of technical ...

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Overview

Following in the footsteps of one of the greatest science fiction masterpieces ever written, this long-forgotten sequel to The War of the Worlds boasts Thomas Edison as its hero. Originally published in the late 1800s, this is one of the rarest and most important cornerstones of the science fiction genre. Turning the original Wells tale on its head, this novel weaves a distinct and astonishing story of humans invading Mars, marking the invention of the space techno-thriller. Presenting a cornucopia of technical ingenuity, this edition marks a variety of firsts in the genre: the first space battle ever to appear in print, the original fictional example of alien abduction, the introduction of the theory that the pyramids were constructed by extraterrestrials, and the first truly functional spacesuits. Complete and unabridged for the first time ever—including the original illustrations—this narrative also features an introductory essay by acclaimed author Robert Godwin.

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"What a treat! Garrett P. Serviss' Edison's Conquest of Mars is a wonderful romp that should appeal to fans of Wells, fans of Mars, and fans of fast-paced action-adventure storytelling. Apogee Books has done a great service bringing this forgotten gem back into print—let us hope it's only the first of many science fiction rediscoveries to be reissued by the master chroniclers of the space age."  —Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author, Hominids
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780973820300
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,482,904
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Garrett P. Servis was an astronomer and one of the most respected scientists and science fiction authors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was the author of Astronomy with an Opera Glass and The Second Deluge. Robert Godwin is the space curator at the Canadian Air and Space Museum and an advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation. He works closely with the Mars Society, the National Space Society, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the X-Prize Foundation. He is the author of Apollo 11, The Illustrated Collector’s Guide to Led Zeppelin, and The Lunar Exploration Scrapbook and the coauthor of Saturn, which won the Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Best Presentation Written. He lives in Burlington, Ontario.

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