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Journey to the Inverted World

by Marcel Rouff
adapted by Brian Stableford

Short Stories
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
ISBN: 978-1-61227-039-5

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