A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future

A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future

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by John Jacob Astor
     
 

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A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future was written by John Jacob Astor IV, who perished aboard the Titanic in April 1912. Published in 1894, A Journey in Other Worlds is a fictional account of life in the year 2000, speculating about such outlandish things as solar power, space travel, and a worldwide telephone network. Seeking other

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A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future was written by John Jacob Astor IV, who perished aboard the Titanic in April 1912. Published in 1894, A Journey in Other Worlds is a fictional account of life in the year 2000, speculating about such outlandish things as solar power, space travel, and a worldwide telephone network. Seeking other habitable planets, the spaceship Callisto embarks on a tour of the solar system that takes it to Jupiter, a wilderness paradise, and Saturn, where secrets about the fate of man are revealed. Both wildly imaginative and oddly prescient, A Journey in Other Worlds gives remarkable insight into how the future was viewed at the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000861691
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
277 KB

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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.

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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.
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I quit after the first 15 pages
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No plot. I quit after the first 20 pages.
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