THE VOYAGE OF LORD CETON TO THE SEVEN PLANETS (1765)

RoumierTHE VOYAGE OF LORD CETON TO THE SEVEN PLANETS (1765) – Written by Marie- Anne de Roumier. Though written by a French woman in 1765 this example of “ancient” science fiction was set in 1640’s England. (?) A young Lord in the court of King Charles I travels – along with his sister Monime – into space thanks to an accomodating angel.

This angel is named Zachiel and safely transports his charges all over the solar system and home again. The sun turns out to be inhabited by a studious and thoughtful people devoted to philosophy and natural science. Mercury was inhabited by a hot-tempered and impatient race of semi-humanoids.

Venus was a planet of lovers and wooers while Mars was a world torn by constant warfare among its nations. Jupiter was a planet inhabited by giants whose homes towered to the heavens. 

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10 responses to “THE VOYAGE OF LORD CETON TO THE SEVEN PLANETS (1765)

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  2. Very ethereal compared to some of the other ancient science fictin stories you covered.

  3. This one wasn’t as much fun as the other old sci fi stories.

  4. Pingback: ANCIENT SCIENCE FICTION: EIGHT MORE EXAMPLES (1744-1910) | Balladeer's Blog

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