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A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future

John Jacob Astor IV

A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future is a science fiction novel by John Jacob Astor IV, published in 1894. The book offers a fictional account of life in the year 2000. It contains abundant speculation about technological invention, including descriptions of a world-wide telephone network, solar power, air travel, space travel to the planets Saturn and Jupiter, and terraforming engineering projects - damming the Arctic Ocean, and adjusting the Earth's axial tilt (by the Terrestrial Axis Straightening Company). In Astor's novel, the future United States is a multi-continental superpower. European nations have been taken over by socialist governments, which have sold most of their African colonies to the U.S.; and Canada, Mexico, and the countries of South America have requested annexation. Race conflict is a thing of the past, since the "dark elements" of the American hegemony have died out. Space travel is achieved by linking an airship to a comet. Jupiter proves to be a jungle world, with flesh-eating plants, vampire bats, giant snakes and mastodons, and flying lizards. The Americans discover a wealth of exploitable resources: iron, silver, gold, lead, copper, coal, and oil. Saturn, in contrast, is an ancient world of silent spirits. The spirit beings provide the explorers with foresight of their own deaths. (Summary by Wikipedia)

A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future is a science fiction novel by John Jacob Astor IV, published in 1894. The book offers a fictional account of life in the year 2000. It contains abundant speculation about technological invention, including descriptions of a world-wide telephone network, solar power, air travel, space travel to the planets Saturn and Jupiter, and terraforming engineering projects - damming the Arctic Ocean, and adjusting the Earth's axial tilt (by the Terrestrial Axis Straightening Company). In Astor's novel, the future United States is a multi-continental superpower. European nations have been taken over by socialist governments, which have sold most of their African colonies to the U.S.; and Canada, Mexico, and the countries of South America have requested annexation. Race conflict is a thing of the past, since the "dark elements" of the American hegemony have died out. Space travel is achieved by linking an airship to a comet. Jupiter proves to be a jungle world, with flesh-eating plants, vampire bats, giant snakes and mastodons, and flying lizards. The Americans discover a wealth of exploitable resources: iron, silver, gold, lead, copper, coal, and oil. Saturn, in contrast, is an ancient world of silent spirits. The spirit beings provide the explorers with foresight of their own deaths. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future is a science fiction novel by John Jacob Astor IV, published in 1894. The book offers a fictional account of life in the year 2000. It contains abundant speculation about technological invention, including descriptions of a world-wide telephone network, solar power, air travel, space travel to the planets Saturn and Jupiter, and terraforming engineering projects - damming the Arctic Ocean, and adjusting the Earth's axial tilt (by the Terrestrial Axis Straightening Company). In Astor's novel, the future United States is a multi-continental superpower. European nations have been taken over by socialist governments, which have sold most of their African colonies to the U.S.; and Canada, Mexico, and the countries of South America have requested annexation. Race conflict is a thing of the past, since the "dark elements" of the American hegemony have died out. Space travel is achieved by linking an airship to a comet. Jupiter proves to be a jungle world, with flesh-eating plants, vampire bats, giant snakes and mastodons, and flying lizards. The Americans discover a wealth of exploitable resources: iron, silver, gold, lead, copper, coal, and oil. Saturn, in contrast, is an ancient world of silent spirits. The spirit beings provide the explorers with foresight of their own deaths. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

41:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

34:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:28