This volume contains 7 novels and 12 short stories, many of science fiction and dystopian worlds, written by prolific British writter George Griffith, who wrote at the end of the 19th century, and was ahead of this time. Maybe, his futuristic visionsMoreThis volume contains 7 novels and 12 short stories, many of science fiction and dystopian worlds, written by prolific British writter George Griffith, who wrote at the end of the 19th century, and was ahead of this time.
Maybe, his futuristic visions inspired his son, Allan Griffith, to invent the Rolls-Royce Avon jet engine (true story!)For example, his short story The Great Crellin Comet (last on this collection), published in 1897, was the first story to include a ten-second countdown for a space launch, and to suggest that a cometary collision with the earth could be stopped by human intervention (think Armageddon and Deep Impact, one century earlier!).Griffiths epic fantasies of romantic utopians in a future world of war, dominated by airship battle fleets, and grandiose engineering provided a template for steampunk novels a century before the term was coined.His most popular stories, though, are the Stories of Other Worlds, The Space Adventures of Rollo Lenox Smeaton Aubrey, Earl of Redgrave, and his bride Lilla Zaidie, included in this volume.
The Angel of the Revolution is, however, considered his best work.The following are the novels and short stories featured:PART ONE“STORIES OF OTHER WORLDS” SERIESBOOK ONE. SIX STORIES OF OTHER WORLDS1. A VISIT TO THE MOON.2. THE WORLD OF THE WAR GOD3. A GLIMPSE OF THE SINLESS STAR4. THE WORLD OF THE CRYSTAL CITIES5.
IN SATURNS REALM6. HOMEWARD BOUNDBOOK TWO. A HONEYMOON IN SPACEBOOK THREE. THE WORLD PERIL OF 1910BOOK FOUR. THE ROMANCE OF GOLDEN STARBOOK FIVE. THE ANGEL OF THE REVOLUTIONBOOK SIX. OLGA ROMANOFF,BOOK SEVEN. THE OUTLAWS OF THE AIRBOOK EIGHT. THE WORLD MASTERSBOOK EIGHTTHE WORLD MASTERSBOOK NINE: MORE SHORT STORIES1. The Raid of Le Vengeur2. From Pole To Pole3. A Corner In Lightning4. Five Hundred CaratsAn Inspector Lipinzki Story5. The Plague Ship Tupisa6. The Great Crellin Comet