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The Tower of Destiny Joseph Méry

The Tower of Destiny

Joseph Méry

Published June 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781612271019
Paperback
280 pages
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Joseph Mery (1798-1866) was the nearest French equivalent to Edgar Allan Poe as a ground-breaking pioneer of speculative fiction. The title piece is a significant exercise in alternate history, in which Mery imagined that Napoleons life took aMoreJoseph Mery (1798-1866) was the nearest French equivalent to Edgar Allan Poe as a ground-breaking pioneer of speculative fiction. The title piece is a significant exercise in alternate history, in which Mery imagined that Napoleons life took a different turn in Egypt in 1799. The Truth About Creation argues in a mock-serious manner that there is nothing supernatural about Gods creation of the world.The Lunarians, inspired by the New York Suns famous moon hoax of 1835, offers a colorful picture of a Selenite civilization. The Explorations of Victor Hummer describes the rediscovery of a mythical city in Egypt. What We Shall See outlines the Utopian prospects of future human progress and includes some striking imagery of a future Paris, also featured in the classic The Ruins of Paris.