||Aurore Lescure, the first woman astronaut to have gone
into space, returns to Earth with deadly alien spores which feed on electricity
and threatens to utterly destroy our civilization.
Theo Varlet's 1930 novel shows the influence of J.-H. Rosny Aîné's
classic disaster story The Mysterious Force (1913) and Henri Allorge's
award-winning The Great Cataclysm (1922), both available from Black
Coat Press. It is an exhilarating thriller which extrapolates ideas
about dangerous alien lifeforms with considerable verve and polish,
and foreshadows many similar-themed novels of the 1950s.
Cover by Grillon
Published by Black Coat Press in November 2011