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A Columbus Of Space

By: Garrett P. Serviss
Published By: Double9 Books
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'A Columbus of Space' is a glorious story of adventure on Venus, published in 1909 and written by Garrett P. Serviss. This is first story ever reported about an atomic powered spacecraft. It is an precarious thriller written at a time when Venus was still doubted to only show one hemisphere to the Sun and Venusian life was still regard to be possible. The heroes of this, were in the middle of the cosmos, they were amazed when they saw the Earth. He is the first to take edge to the power of inter-atomic energy, which allows him to steer the Ocean of Ether and sale to the beaches of another world than ours. He builds a curious spool-shaped machine and sets sail into space, arriving with his companion on the planet Venus. Courageous travellers from each journey to the planet Venus, which always has one side facing the Sun. The night side is a frozen polar wasteland occupied by Neanderthal like humanoids, while the light side has an advanced, Greco-Roman classical type civilization. This is a tour to Venus on a craft that can travel a superb speed and is charged by something that sounds perhaps nuclear.

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Garrett P. Serviss

Garrett P. Serviss was an American author. He was known as the writer of true-to-life science books and sci-fi volumes having stargazing as the primary point. Garrett P. Serviss was born on March 24, 1851, in Sharon Springs, New York, United States. He was the only child of Garrett Putman Serviss and Katharine Serviss (original last name Shelp). Garrett P. Serviss had a keen interest in stargazing which was seasoned by kin who gave him a telescope. He acquired a Bachelor of Science certification from Cornell University in 1872. Garrett P. Serviss was offered the chance to provide legal counsel but he chose news-casting although he acquired a regulation degree. He began his vocation as a columnist at the New York Tribune where he worked as a journalist and a reporter from 1874 to 1876. That very year, he joined the staff of the Sun and worked there as its duplicate manager till 1882 when he became the night proofreader. He held the post for a considerable length of time. During these years, Serviss wrote various articles on stargazing which were distributed namelessly. After completing his relationship with the Sun, he kept on composing material on space science for an overall readership. For more than a quarter-century, distributors supported his undertakings, delivering such titles as 'Interests of the Sky: A Popular Presentation of the Great Riddles and Mysteries of Astronomy', 'Round the Year with the Stars: The Chief Beauties of the Starry Heavens as Seen with the Naked Eye', and 'Riding through Space: The Earth's Scenic Voyage'. Albeit, the essayist wrote them on his own, he likewise teamed up with Leon Barritt on a few titles that were distributed in 1906. After quitting the Sun in 1892, Garrett P. Serviss earned cash as a famous instructor on points concerning space science. When the new century rolled over, under the sponsorship of steelhead honcho and philanthropic Andrew Carnegie, Serviss visited for quite a long time conveying the Urania Lectures, a progression of discourses that expected innovatively upgraded programs presented in current planetariums. A lot of Serviss' information tracked down its direction in articles, flyers, and books concerning space. He also wrote genuine logical books. Serviss simultaneously composed sci-fi. During his time at the Sun, he had come into contact with Edward Page Mitchell, a manager who co-authored in composing sci-fi. Affected by Mitchell, Serviss spent more time writing sci-fis. His first story in the class, 'Edison's Conquest of Mars' was distributed in the New York Evening Journal in 1898. It was regarded as a continuation of 'War of the Worlds' by H. G. Wells' universally famous story of an endeavored Martian attack on the Earth. Serviss wrote several other novels like 'A Columbus of Space' and 'The Second Deluge', the two of which were distributed in the original structure during the creator's lifetime. The first book tells about the costs of a journey to Venus in an atomic-fueled rocket, while the second tells the Biblical story of the Great Flood after the Earth goes through a fluid cloud. Garrett P. Serviss also worked at the highest position in the division of stargazing at the Brooklyn Institute. He then changed his profession and composed subtitles for a 1923 short quiet film 'Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Garrett P. Serviss is perceived as a significant figure in the improvement of the sci-fi type. A portion of his compositions for beginner cosmologists have been converted into Chinese, Swedish, and Spanish. The subtitles which he composed and altered for 'The Einstein Theory of Relativity' film outlined the model for the standard crowd of the time.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 189 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356562334
  • ISBN-13: 9789356562332
  • Item Weight: 226.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 10.7 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Science Fiction / General, Literary Criticism / Drama, Drama / American / African American