Overview

A precursor in the genre, Nymphaeum features a Lost World located in Siberia inhabited by amphibious humans lived. The Depths Of Kyamo and The Wonderful Cave Country are exotic versions of Journey To The Center Of The Earth and feature giant, intelligent bats who live in underground caverns. The Wild Boar Men take place on a mysterious island inhabited by savage Boar-Men, with locales such as the Blue Forest, the Red Forest, The Infernal Rocks, the Vlugt Pass. The World of the Variants feature a parallel world ...
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The World of the Variants

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Overview

A precursor in the genre, Nymphaeum features a Lost World located in Siberia inhabited by amphibious humans lived. The Depths Of Kyamo and The Wonderful Cave Country are exotic versions of Journey To The Center Of The Earth and feature giant, intelligent bats who live in underground caverns. The Wild Boar Men take place on a mysterious island inhabited by savage Boar-Men, with locales such as the Blue Forest, the Red Forest, The Infernal Rocks, the Vlugt Pass. The World of the Variants feature a parallel world which certain privileged humans can inhabit. J.-H. Rosny Aîné is the second most important figure in modern French science fiction after Jules Verne. Rosny, who was a member of the distinguished Goncourt literary academy, was also the first writer to straddle the line between mainstream literature and science fiction. Until now, Rosny has best been known to the English-speaking public for his prehistoric thriller, Quest for Fire. This is a series of six volumes masterfully translated and annotated by Brian Stableford, devoted to presenting the classic works of this giant of French science fiction.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013683051
  • Publisher: Black Coat Press
  • Publication date: 1/21/2012
  • Series: French Science Fiction , #44
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • File size: 936 KB

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J.-H. Rosny aîné (Joseph Henri Honoré Boex, February 17, 1856 - February 11, 1940) was a French author of Belgian origin who is considered one of the founding figures of modern science fiction, second only to Jules Verne in the history of modern French science fiction. Rosny also penned several prehistoric novels inclusing the world-renowned Quest for Fire (1909). In 1897, Rosny was named to the French Légion d'honneur. In 1903, he became a member of the first jury of the Prix Goncourt. eventually becoming president of the Académie Goncourt in 1926. Brian M. Stableford has been a professional writer since 1965. He has published more than 60 science fiction and fantasy novels, as well as several authoritative non-fiction books.
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