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Garrett P. Serviss



Garrett Putman Serviss (1851-1929)
Garrett Putman Serviss was an American astronomer and early science fiction writer. He was born in upstate New York and majored in science at Cornell University. He also studied law at Columbia University although he never worked as an attorney, instead becoming a journalist for The New York Sun in 1876. At the end of 1897, Serviss was commissioned to write an unofficial sequel to an equally unofficial 1897 revision of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds which set the action in America. Edison's Conquest of Mars first appeared in the New York Evening Journal as "The Conquest of Mars".

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The Second Deluge

Garrett P. Serviss
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Garrett P. Serviss

The Earth passes into the Aquas Nebula, resulting in torrents of rain the world over. Only one odd scientist realises what's going to happen and does his best to warn people - building an ark to save himself and as many people as he can.

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The Moon Metal

Garrett P. Serviss
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Garrett P. Serviss

After huge gold deposits were found in Antarctica and gold became common, the world's financial markets went into a tailspin and every currency lost its value. As bankers meet to find a solution they are approached by one Dr. Syx, who has an evil sneer and a source of a new, mysterious metal to replace gold - a metal which only he can produce. It is up to two heroic engineers try to uncover the secret of this new metal...

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Edison's Conquest of Mars

Garrett P. Serviss
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Garrett P. Serviss

Written as a sequel to Fighters from Mars, an unauthorized and heavily altered version of H. G. Wells's The War of the World, this novel weaves a distinct and astonishing story of humans invading Mars, marking the invention of the space techno-thriller. Presenting a cornucopia of technical ingenuity, Edison's Conquest of Mars marks a variety of firsts in the genre: the first space battle ever to appear in print, the original fictional example of alien abduction, the introduction of the theory that the pyramids were constructed by extraterrestrials, and the first truly functional spacesuits.

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A Columbus of Space

Garrett P. Serviss
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Garrett P. Serviss

We simply listened in silence; for what could we say? The facts were more eloquent than any words, and called for no commentary. Here we "were," out in the middle of space; and "there" was the earth, hanging on nothing, like a summer cloud. At least we knew where we were if we didn't quite understand how we had got there. . . .