Category: Political

When the World Shook

Sir Henry Rider Haggard KBE (1856-1925) was a Victorian writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations. After failing his army entrance exam he was sent to a private ‘crammer’ in London to prepare for the entrance exam for the British Foreign Office, for which he never sat. Haggard’s father sent him to Africa in […]

Vril: The Power of the Coming Race

Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803-1873) was an English novelist, playwright, and politician. Bulwer-Lytton’s literary career began in 1820, with the publication of his first book of poems. He wrote in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult, and science fiction. In 1828 he attracted general attention with Pelham, […]

A Voyage to the Moon

George Tucker (1775-1861), was born in Bermuda, and educated at College of William & Mary, where he studied law under St. George Tucker. After practicing law in Richmond, Virginia he moved to Lynchburg, Virginia. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1819 to 1825, representing Virginia in the 16th, 17th, and 18th […]

Voyage Au Centre De La Terre

Jules Verne (1828-1905) est un écrivain français, dont une grande partie de l’oeuvre est consacrée a des romans d’aventures et de science-fiction (appelés du temps de Jules Verne romans d’anticipation) comme Le Voyage au Centre de la Terre (1864) et Vingt Mille Lieues Sous les Mers (1869). Il fait ses études de rhétorique et de […]

Trips to the Moon

Lucian of Samosata (c125AD-c200AD) was an Assyrian rhetorician and satirist who wrote in the Greek language. He was one of the first novelists in occidental civilization and is noted for his witty and scoffing nature. The first printed edition of a selection of his works was issued at Florence in 1499. In A True Story, […]

To Mars Via the Moon: An Astronomical Story

Science fiction novel from 1911 by Mark Wicks (1852-1935) who also wrote Organ Building for Amateurs (1887). ‘IN the course of my experience as an occasional lecturer during the past twelve years, I have been much impressed by the keen interest evinced, even by the most unlettered persons, when astronomical subjects are dealt with in […]

Through Space to Mars; or, The Longest Journey on Record

Roy Rockwood was a house pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for boy’s adventure books. The name is mostly well-remembered for the Bomba, the Jungle Boy (1926-1937) and Great Marvel series (1906- 1935). The Stratemeyer Syndicate was the producer of a number of series for children and adults including the Nancy Drew mysteries, the Hardy […]

The Second Deluge

Garrett Putnam Serviss (1851-1929) was an astronomer, popularizer of astronomy, and early science fiction writer. He took a law degree at Columbia. In 1876 he joined the staff of the New York Sun newspaper. Serviss showed a talent for explaining scientific details, leading Andrew Carnegie to invite him to deliver The Urania Lectures on cosmology, […]

The Panchronicon

Harold Steele MacKaye (1866-1928) was an American lawyer and author. He received his C. E. degree from Columbia University, New York in 1887, LLB and LLM degrees from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. in 1891. In 1892 he was admitted to the bar in New York. In 1903 he wrote his first work, The Panchronicon (1904), […]

The Mystery of the Green Ray

William Tufnell Le Queux (1864-1927) was a British journalist and writer. He was also a diplomat, a traveller, a flying buff who officiated at the first British air meeting at Doncaster in 1909, and a wireless pioneer who broadcast music from his own station long before radio was generally available. He studied painting in Paris. […]

The Moon Metal

Garrett Putnam Serviss (1851-1929) was an astronomer, popularizer of astronomy, and early science fiction writer. He took a law degree at Columbia. In 1876 he joined the staff of the New York Sun newspaper. Serviss showed a talent for explaining scientific details, leading Andrew Carnegie to invite him to deliver The Urania Lectures on cosmology, […]

Mizora: A Prophecy

Mary E. Bradley, later Mrs. Lane who also wrote under the pseudonym Princess Vera Zarovitch, was an American author. Mizora: A Prophecy is a utopian novel by Mary E. Bradley Lane and was first published serially in 1880-1881. In it an all-female ‘utopia’ exists in the centre of the Earth. They reproduce through parthenogenesis, practice […]

Lost on the Moon; or, In Quest of the Field of Diamonds

Roy Rockwood was a house pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for boy’s adventure books. The name is mostly well-remembered for the Bomba, the Jungle Boy (1926-1937) and Great Marvel series (1906- 1935). The Stratemeyer Syndicate was the producer of a number of series for children and adults including the Nancy Drew mysteries, the Hardy […]

La Jangada: Huit Cent Lieues Sur L’Amazone

Jules Verne (1828-1905) est un écrivain français, dont une grande partie de l’oeuvre est consacrée a des romans d’aventures et de science-fiction (appelés du temps de Jules Verne romans d’anticipation) comme Le Voyage au Centre de la Terre (1864) et Vingt Mille Lieues Sous les Mers (1869). Il fait ses études de rhétorique et de […]

La Maison a Vapeur: Voyage a Travers L’Inde Septentrionale

Jules Verne (1828-1905) est un écrivain français, dont une grande partie de l’oeuvre est consacrée a des romans d’aventures et de science-fiction (appelés du temps de Jules Verne romans d’anticipation) comme Le Voyage au Centre de la Terre (1864) et Vingt Mille Lieues Sous les Mers (1869). Il fait ses études de rhétorique et de […]

Hector Servadac

Jules Verne (1828-1905) est un écrivain français, dont une grande partie de l’oeuvre est consacrée a des romans d’aventures et de science-fiction (appelés du temps de Jules Verne romans d’anticipation) comme Le Voyage au Centre de la Terre (1864) et Vingt Mille Lieues Sous les Mers (1869). Il fait ses études de rhétorique et de […]

The Elixir

Georg Moritz Ebers (1837-1898), was a German Egyptologist and a novelist who discovered the Egyptian medical papyrus at Luxor (Thebes) in the winter of 1873-74. Ebers early conceived the idea of popularizing Egyptian lore by means of historical romances. An Egyptian Princess was published in 1864 and obtained great success. He had made two scientific […]

Edison’s Conquest of Mars

Garrett Putnam Serviss (1851-1929) was an astronomer, popularizer of astronomy, and early science fiction writer. He took a law degree at Columbia. In 1876 he joined the staff of the New York Sun newspaper. Serviss showed a talent for explaining scientific details, leading Andrew Carnegie to invite him to deliver The Urania Lectures on cosmology, […]

A Columbus of Space

Garrett Putnam Serviss (1851-1929) was an astronomer, popularizer of astronomy, and early science fiction writer. He took a law degree at Columbia. In 1876 he joined the staff of the New York Sun newspaper. Serviss showed a talent for explaining scientific details, leading Andrew Carnegie to invite him to deliver The Urania Lectures on cosmology, […]

Casar’s Column

Ignatius Loyola Donnelly (1831-1901) was a U. S. Congressman, populist, and writer, known primarily today for his theories on the history of Atlantis and Shakespearean authorship. He entered politics and was lieutenant governor of Minnesota from 1860-1863. He was a Republican Congressman from Minnesota in the 38th, 39th, and 40th congresses, (1863-1868) and a state […]

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