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Ever Smaller

by Albert Bleunard
adapted by Brian Stableford

Short Stories
In Albert Bleunard's Ever Smaller (1893), the first modern novel on the theme of the "Shrinking Man," a group of scientists are shrunken down, first to insect-size, to explore an ordinary garden, which becomes as perilous to them as an alien world; then, to microbe-size inside a drop of water and, finally, into a rose bush.

The book also includes The Reluctant Spiritualist, an 1889 novella about a mysterious and seemingly blank canvas which when photographed reveal the face of a man.

"Ever Smaller is a significant landmark in the history of scientific romance. Not only does it go where no writer had gone before, in extending its thought-experiments beyond those of Jean-Henri Fabre and S. Henry Berthoud, it does so boldly."

Cover by Jean-Félix Lyon

Published by Black Coat Press in June 2011
ISBN: 978-1-16227-014-2

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