Flying Fish "Prometheus"

Flying Fish "Prometheus" : A Fantasy of the Future

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First published in 1870, Danish author Vilhelm Bergsoe's "Flying Fish 'Prometheus'" is a long-lost 19th Century science-fiction story with Jules Verne flair. A Danish engineer makes a journey by airship to attend the opening of the Panama Canal in the far future year of 1969, but it's 37 hours from Denmark to Central America and anything can happen along the way. Little known outside of Denmark up to now, the story was translated into English for the first time in 2010 and published in a steampunk anthology. Besides the story itself, this standalone edition includes an introduction with a biography of the author, a background historical essay, and translator's notes along with a vintage illustration from the original 1870 publication. Let Vilhelm Bergsoe whisk you away on an aerial jaunt like no other - but there's no telling where you'll come down!"show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508482543
  • 9781508482543

About Vilhelm Bergsoe

Vilhelm Bergsoe (1835 - 1911), was a Danish author and zoologist. In 1862, he went to Messina in Italy to study the fauna of the Mediterranean. There, he made observations of swordfish parasites and after his return to Denmark published a monograph about them. As a result of continuous use of a microscope, he contracted a serious eye infection and went temporarily blind, and was forced to give up his career as a naturalist. Bergsoe then devoted himself to writing both fiction and non-fiction, mostly by means of dictation. He wrote mainly historical and mystery fiction, and "Flying Fish 'Prometheus'" was his only venture into Jules Verne territory."show more

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