||Twenty years before Peary, a French scientific expedition
to the North Pole becomes stranded in the ice. Because of their knowledge
and local resources, they manage to build a super-scientific city dubbed
Crystalopolis. However, rival American and Russian explorers threaten
the new conquerors of the Arctic...
Alphonse Brown was one of the first French writers to follow in the
footsteps of Jules Verne, penning a series of "extraordinary voyages,"
relying on air power and futuristic inventions. He was one of the main
contributors to the leading scientific anticipation magazines La Science
illustrée (in which City of Glass first appeared in 1890) and
Le Journal des Voyages, for which he wrote the 1901 classic The Rain
Makers, predicting the science of weather control.
Cover by Jean-Félix Lyon
Published by Black Coat Press in July 2011