A Journey in Other Worlds

A Journey in Other Worlds

by John Jacob Astor
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A Journey in Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor

A Journey in Other Worlds is a science fiction novel by John Jacob Astor.

The book offers a fictional account of life in the year 2000. It contains abundant speculation about technological invention, including descriptions of a worldwide telephone network, solar power, air travel, space travel to the planets Saturn and Jupiter, and terraforming engineering projects - damming the Arctic Ocean, and adjusting the Earth's axial tilt (by the Terrestrial Axis Straightening Company).

In Astor's novel, the future United States is a multi-continental superpower. European nations have been taken over by socialist governments, which have sold most of their African colonies to the U.S.; and Canada, Mexico, and the countries of South America have requested annexation. Race conflict is a thing of the past, since the "dark elements" of the American hegemony have died out.

Space travel is achieved through apergy, an anti-gravitational energy force. Jupiter proves to be a jungle world, with flesh-eating plants, vampire bats, giant snakes and mastodons, and flying lizards. The Americans discover a wealth of exploitable resources: iron, silver, gold, lead, copper, coal, and oil.

Saturn, in contrast, is an ancient world of silent spirits. The spirit beings provide the explorers with foresight of their own deaths. Out beyond Neptune, the voyagers discover the icy world Cassandra, home to the souls of unworthy Earthlings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781404311473
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
Publication date: 06/28/2002
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

John Jacob Astor was a businessman, inventor, and writer. He originally published A Journey in Other Worlds in 1894. Robert Godwin is the space curator at the Canadian Air and Space Museum and an advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation. He is the author of Apollo 11, The Illustrated Collector’s Guide to Led Zeppelin, and The Lunar Exploration Scrapbook. He lives in Burlington, Ontario.

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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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No plot. I quit after the first 20 pages.
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