×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future
     

A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future

2.6 9
by John Jacob Astor
 

See All Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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 humankind's restless exploration of the stars.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940000861691
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
277 KB

Meet 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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

A Journey In Other Worlds 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will admit this book can be slow and a little hard to get through at times. I love history and fantasy so I had to read this book by one of the best know men in America never mind he was on the Titanic. The ideas put forth in this book wether you agree with them or not show a forward thinking man with great imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I quit after the first 15 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No plot. I quit after the first 20 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago