The Incredible Adventure
edited by Brian Stableford
cover by Jean-Félix Lyon
I suppose that, on many planets, civilization is very advanced and they have already been making use of the astral wireless communication that I’ve just invented for a long time.
The Incredible Adventure (1902) is about the inventor of a material vehicle capable of carrying passengers anywhere in the universe, and devotes considerable attention to hypothetical physical and psychological effects of the experience of approaching and transcending the velocity of light.
The Triumph of Humankind (1911) sees the Earth moved out of its orbit and become an interstellar vehicle itself, eventually reaching the star Vega; it describes the adventure of our planet in its interstellar journey, and the future of humankind as a result of that displacement.
Wireless Communication with the Stars (1930) features the development of a system of interstellar television, which provides its protagonist with a means of investigating life on twelve different planets scattered throughout the galaxy, in search of a possible key to human happiness.
The Incredible Adventure by Louis Forest
The Triumph of Humankind by François Léonard
Wireless Communication with the Stars by Paul Gsell