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The Wing: A Romance of the New Age

by Jean Richepin
adapted by Brian Stableford

Short Stories
The Wing, A Romance of the New Age (1911) is the story of the alerion, a flying machine capable of neutralizing gravity by harnessing Earth's telluric currents, powered by atomic disintegration and controlled by radio signals; but even more, it is the story of its inventors, their lives and loves, and the tragedies that bind them.

Jean Richepin was a member of the French Academy, and the author of several notable collections of fantastic stories. The Wing is a significant text in the history of French scientific romance, being one of the few literary responses to the uniquely exciting combination of the simultaneous development of the wireless, radioactivity and aviation, which suggested the dawn of a "new age."

Cover by Jean-Félix Lyon

Published by Black Coat Press in November 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61227-053-1

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