The Chase of the Golden Meteor

U of Nebraska Press - 292 sivua
The discovery of a falling golden meteor and the race to find it form the core of this exciting tale from the master of science fiction, Jules Verne. An asteroid wanders into the earth?s gravitational field and is spotted by two rival Virginia astronomers. The discovery becomes a worldwide sensation when it is announced that the asteroid is solid gold and is plummeting toward earth.

The approaching disaster is brought on by the machinations of the brilliant but absent-minded French scientist and inventor Zephyrin Xirdal. Xirdal has invented a ray with which he pulls the golden asteroid from orbit and hopes to guide it to crash at a spot of his choosing. Xirdal, the two Virginia astronomers and their families, and representatives from many nations race to find and claim the golden meteor.

The Chase of the Golden Meteor is vintage Verne, artfully blending hard science and scientific speculation with a farcical comedy of manners. This unabridged edition will be sure to delight Verne?s legion of fans and attract new ones.

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Which introduces the reader into the house of Dean
In which something is said about Dr Sydney Hudel
How two letters sent one of them to Pittsburg Obser
WI Which contains some statements on meteors in general
In which Mrs Hudelson appears much annoyed at
In which Press polemics aggravate the situation
In which the newspapers the public Mr Dean
In which as was foreseen by Judge Proth a third
In which Widow Thibaut by thoughtlessly meddling
In which J B K Lowenthal designates the winner
In which a number of sightseers profit by the oppor
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In which in order to reach the bolide Monsieur
In which Zephyrin Xirdal experiences an increasing
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In which Zephyrin Xirdal has an idea and even two
In which Mr Dean Forsyth and Dr Hudelson
In which Mrs Arcadia Stanfort is seen to wait
A last chapter giving the epilogue of this story

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Jules Verne (1828?1905), one of the founders of science fiction, is the author of such classics as Around the World in Eighty Days, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea.

Gregory A. Benford is an acclaimed science fiction writer and a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine. He has won the Nebula Award for Timescape and If the Stars Are Gods, cowritten with Gordon Eklund.

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