Posted 6 years ago
A lovely book, picked up from the local charity shop. I am very hapy to be reading in my schoolboy French the story of how this owrld will end. By the man who has craters on Mars ans the Moon named after him - a true legend of Sci Fi and Sci non-Fi.
Happy I am to hold it (gently with clean hands).
1894 First Edition, of course. Engravings are astonishing, a glimpse ofthe future that is already here. Including a prototype of the internet, what Flammarion called the Telfonoskopi - a vision of the future/present through an electric telescope set up in his bedroom. Fantastic, and oddly real...