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ARMATA (1817): “ANCIENT” SCIENCE FICTION

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ARMATA (1817) – Written by Thomas Erskine, this work of very early science fiction is one of the great neglected works of that genre.

Erskine tells the story in the first person and in the style of the memoirs of great explorers. He is sailing from New York City back to England when an enormous waterspout sucks his ship up in the air and deposits it on the planet of Deucalia.

Deucalia is a twin of the planet Earth and is, oddly enough, connected to our own planet at the Continue reading

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ANCIENT SCIENCE FICTION: ARMATA (1817)

Picture courtesy of wikipedia

Picture courtesy of wikipedia

ARMATA (1817) – Written by Thomas Erskine, this work of very early science fiction is one of the great neglected works of that genre.

Erskine tells the story in the first person and in the style of the memoirs of great explorers. He is sailing from New York City back to England when an enormous waterspout sucks his ship up in the air and deposits it on the planet of Deucalia.

Deucalia is a twin of the planet Earth and is, oddly enough, connected to our own planet at the Continue reading

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