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A Honeymoon in Space

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,905 / 192 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,399
Added to site: 2006.10.06
mnybks.net#: 2569
Excerpt

ith a notification that she was going to occupy Morocco as a compensation for Fashoda, and added a few nasty things about Egypt and other places. Of course we couldn't stand that either, so there was another ultimatum, and the upshot of it all was that I got a wire late last night from my brother telling me that war would almost certainly be declared to-day, and asking me for the use of this craft of mine as a sort of dispatch-boat if she was ready. She is intended for something very much better than fighting purposes, so he couldn't ask me to use her as a war-ship; besides, I am under a solemn obligation to her inventor--her creator, in fact, for I've only built her--to blow her to pieces rather than allow her to be used as a fighting machine except, of course, in sheer personal self-defence.

"There is the telegram from my brother, so you can see there's no mistake, and just after it came a messenger asking me, if the machine was a success, to bring this with me across the Atlantic as fast as I could

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2.5 from 2 reviews: ***
2015.07.15
JoJo Biggins
**...

If you like H.G. Wells and spacecraft that can travel a maximum of 150 mph in Earth's atmosphere, you'll probably like this. Other than that, it's a highly antiquated and fairly boring read. I only give it two stars because there are minor points of interest along the way. However, I did end up skimming well over half the text.

2013.08.02
Henry L. Ratliff
***..

() Sci-fi
Plot bullets


  • Another inventor creates a 19th century flying/space ship.

  • One man completes the ship after the inventors death, marries the inventors daughter and is off on a honeymoon among the stars.

  • A visit to the Moon, Mars, Venus, Jupiter and the moons of Saturn, are on the agenda.


This one, thankfully is void of the, other Utopian worlds theme/essays.

The science is that of it's publication in 1901.


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