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The Man With the Blue Face

adapted by Brian Stableford

Short Stories

This is the ninth in a series of anthologies of exemplary texts in the evolution of the French genre of roman scientifique. The eight stories collected here were published between 1860 and 1928.

They include two remarkable short novels: Charles Guyons's A Voyage to the Planet Venus (1888), a significant early "planetary romance" in which human explorers visit the colorful, prehistoric world of Venus, and Arnould Galopin's The Man with the Blue Face (1907), in which the author of Doctor Omega describes in frightfully realistic terms how a scientist driven mad by grief uses deadly germs to revenge himself on the inhabitants of Paris.

Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.
Alfred Assollant: The Amours of Quaterquem [Les Amours de Quaterquem] (1860)
Ernest d'Hervilly: Josuah Electricmann (1882)
Charles Guyon: Voyage to the Planet Venus [Voyage dans la planete Venus] (1888)
Bernard Lazare: The Offering to the Goddess [L'Offrande à la Deesse] (1889)
Camille Debans: Tomorrow's Fool [Le Fou d'apres-demain] (1899)
Arnould Galopin: The Man With the Blue Face [L'Homme à la figure bleue] (1907)
Gaston de Pawlowski: The Bankruptcy of Science [La Faillite edes sciemces] (1909)
E.M. Laumann: The Alcyon [L'Alcyon] (1923)

Cover by Mandy

Published by Black Coat Press in April 2015
ISBN: 978-1-61227-386-0

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