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PANIC IN PARIS
by Jules Lermina
adapted by
Brian Stableford


Men! What were they in the face of these aggregations of muscles and tendons, these Leviathans that fable had scarcely dared to describe! They represented brute force, blind instinct and the omnipotence of preservation, the persistence of life in fabulous longevity, the cohesion of primal energies in which the future of worlds was seething.

  



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5x8 tpb, 252 pages
ISBN-10: 1-934543-83-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-934543-83-2



It all begins innocently enough when the corpse of a London boxer is discovered at sunrise on the Place de la Concorde in Paris. But the man was reportedly seen in London only a couple of hours earlier... A great English detective and France's leading investigative reporter team up to solve a baffling mystery that will ultimately take them to a network of vast caverns under Paris inhabited by prehistoric monsters, waiting to be released…

Jules Lermina's Panic in Paris (1910) combines the tradition of utopian fiction with both the scientific advances of the 19th century and the pseudoscientific trappings of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's The Coming Race (1871). It also features some intriguing anticipations of two key works by Arthur Conan Doyle, prefiguring both The Lost World (1912) and The Poison Belt (1913).

This volume also includes Lermina's classic vampire novella,
The Elixir of Life (1890).

Brian M. Stableford has been a professional writer since 1965. He has published more than 60 science fiction and fantasy novels, as well as several authoritative non-fiction books. He is also translating the works of Paul Féval and other French writers of the fantastique for Black Coat Press which also published his most two recent fantasy novels: The New Faust at the Tragicomique, The Wayward Muse and The Stones of Camelot.

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Contents:
- Panic in Paris
(L'Effrayante Aventure, 1910);
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The Elixir of Life (L'Elixir de vie, 1890)
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.