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The Second Life of Doctor Albin

by Raoul Gineste
adapted by Brian Stableford

Short Stories

The Second Life of Doctor Albin (1902) belongs to a set of fictions that explore the supposed psychology typical of scientists with considerable analytical intensity. One of the central tenets of these is that scientific genius is incompatible with, and perhaps antithetical to, love between the sexes. The novel provides what is perhaps the most searching analysis of that allegedly-perverse emotional involvement with science to be found in the genre.

Raoul Gineste (1852-1914) was a scientist himself as well as a poet, and his attitude is far more balanced than some, infused with a genuine puzzlement and exploratory curiosity as well as a sense of inevitable tragedy.

Cover by Daniele Serra

Published by Black Coat Press in February 2016
ISBN: 978-1-61227-467-6

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