Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44404A delightful, imaginative, and sometimes silly adventure in early science fiction. Join a noble scientist and some of his less noble associates as they take flight in a newly constructed, seemingly magical spaceship. After they land on the planet Mercury, they are caught in the crossfire in a war between futuristic Mercurean city-states which wield high-tech weaponry. As they fight for their own survivial and that of their fellow humans, each man is challenged to confront his own moral failings. Set aside your 21st-century knowledge of physics and settle in for a lighthearted, somewhat predictable romp through outer space. (Summary by Amanda Rumbaugh)
Target completion date: 2023-01-01
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[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wallace_Cook (William Wallace Cook)
[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): N/A
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 14
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
[*]Original publication date (if known): 1905
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Genres for the project: Action & Adventure Fiction; Fantastic Fiction; General Fiction/Published 1900 onward; Humorous Fiction
Keywords that describe the book: science fiction, aliens, space travel, mercury, turn of the century, spaceship, early science fiction, galactic war, first-person narrator, alien invasion
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