||During a tropical storm over the Pacific, French Air Force
Captain L'Herbaudière is mysteriously transported to a utopia-like
society of free love which rejected money and technology two thousand
years earlier. But even that utopia has its dark side: the Accursed, a
prison-state locked behind an impregnable magnetic barrier, where those
who refuse to live in utopia are condemned to remain. The arrival of L'Herbaudière
threatens the very foundations of the Inverted World...
Labelled "one of the most imaginatively ambitious works of its
era" by Brian Stableford, Marcel Rouff's Journey to the Inverted
World (1920) is both a rare contemporary exercise in utopianism, as
well as a ground-breaking work of science fiction depicting 2000 years
of futuristic history.
Cover by Bruno B. Bordier
Published by Black Coat Press in September 2011