The Moon Conquerors.
Originally published in 1930,
R.H. Romans' novel is set on an epic scale, encompassing
nothing less than the history of
the earth and humanity. In
addition to being one of the first
to suggest boosting spacecraft
with an electromagnetic gun,
Romans' book is also a uniquely science fictional plea for racial tolerance. Accompanied by the original illustrations by Frank R. Paul.



A Rocket Drive for
Long-Range Bombers.

Originally published in 1944, this was the final report by Eugen Sanger and Irene Bredt on their experiments and designs for the development of an intercontinental suborbital
spaceplane. Their work had an
enormous impact on the
development of later spacecraft, including the Space Shuttle.
Fully illustrated. In preparation.


 



The Adventures of Captain
"Space" Kingley
was the first
in a series of British children's
books inspired by the success
of Dan Dare. Originally
published in 1951, it features
spectacular illustrations by
R.W. Jobson.
Coming soon.

 The Consolidator. This 1705
novel by Daniel Defoe is a prime
example of the early use of an
imaginary voyage to the moon to
satirize life, politics and culture
on earth. Defoe's novel is made
even more remarkable by his
prescient use of scientific
devices, such as a flying
machine propelled by an internal
combustion engine.







Dr. Omega. Originally published
in 1906, Arnould Galopin's novel
tells of a flight to Mars by three
Frenchman in an antigravity
spaceship, the
Cosmos. The first complete, unabridged English translation. Accompanied by the original illustrations. 
 

 

 

 

 The Moon Colony . William
Dixon Bell's prophetic 1937
novel was one of the first books
to realisticallly discuss the
possibilty of terraforming
another world and the methods
by which this might be
accomplished. The novel is
also one of the earliest to
mention the use of solar power
generators on the Moon and
Robert Goddard's work on
liquid fuel rockets. Illustrated by
Ron Miller.

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