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The Navigators of Space

The Navigators of Space and Other Alien Encounters ( Vol. 1 of The Scientific Romances of J H Rosny )

collection by J H Rosny ( J.-H. Rosny Aîné )

translated and adapted by Brian Stableford

Published: Black Coat Press - trade paperback - 2010 ( French Science Fiction 43 )
ISBN: 1935558358 / 9781935558354

Black Coat Press ( Barnes & Noble ) - Nook - 2012
BN ID: 2940013683044

Black Coat Press ( Amazon ) - Kindle - 2012
ASIN: B0071F4DPA


Contents
Introduction - Brian Stableford
The Xipehuz - short story ( aka Les Xipehuz 1887 )
The Skeptical Legend - short story ( aka La Légende Sceptique 1889 )
Another World - short story ( aka Un Autre Monde 1895 )
The Death of the Earth - novella ( aka La Mort de la Terre 1910 )
The Navigators of Space - short story ( aka Les Navigateurs de l’Infini 1925 )
The Astronauts - short story ( aka Les Astronautes publ. 1960 )
Afterword - Brian Stableford

synopsis
The Xipehuz
Men encounter inorganic aliens, with whom all forms of communication prove impossible.
Another World
A mutant whose vision is superior to that of ordinary men discovers that humans share the Earth with two other species, the invisible Moedigen and Vuren.
The Death of the Earth
Earth in the far future, has become a desert, and the last descendents of humanity are slowly being replaced by a new species, the metal-based “Ferromagnetals.”
The Navigators of Space
Astronauts travel to Mars in a spaceship powered by artificial gravity and come in contact with a dying race that is gentle, peaceful, six-eyed and three-legged.

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