The New Moon

THE NEW MOON
Four French fantastic voyages by Anonymous, Henri Delmotte, Alexis-Jean Le Bret & Edmé Rousseau
adapted by Brian Stableford

cover by Jean-Felix Lyon

The New Moon (1770) follows in the footsteps of Cyrano de Bergerac's History of the States and Empires of the Moon, describing the epic journey of a lunar native, which takes him on a tour of the nations of the Moon, ending on the island of Eutoquia, the fictional equivalent of Utopia.

A Journey from the Arctic Pole to the Antarctic Pole via the Center of the Earth (1721) describes a extravagant journey from one pole of the Earth to the other via its center.

A Voyage to Paraguay-Roux (1835) is a parody of scientific reportage which includes the description of fanciful island civilizations in a style not unlike that of Lewis Carroll.

The Aerial Journey (1859) is the dream-like narrative of a visit to the various major and minor planets of the Solar System, including strange "imaginary" planets more bizarre and complex than any other work of interplanetary fiction.

Contents:
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.
Anonymous: A Journey from the Arctic Pole to the Antarctic Pole via the Center of the World [Relation d'un voyage du pôle arctique au pôle antarctique par le centre du monde avec la description de ce périlleux passage et des choses merveilleuses et étonnantes qu'on a découvertes sous le pôle antarctique] (1721)
Alexis-Jean Le Bret: The New Moon [La Nouvelle Lune, ou histoire de Poequilon] (1770)
Henri Delmotte: A Voyage to Paraguay-Roux [Voyage pittoresque et industriel dans le Paraguay-Roux et la Palingénesie australe, par Trédace-Nafé Théobrôme de Kaout't'tchouk, gentilhomme Breton, sous-aide à l'établissement des elyso-pompes, etc. etc. etc.] (1835)
Edmé Rousseau: The Aerial Journey [Le Songe, ou voyage aérien] (1859)

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