London: The Cornhill Magazine, 1872. First Edition. Disbound. Very Good Condition. Item #258049
Proctor, essentially a writer of popular and accessible science, especially astronomy, wrote this short piece of science fiction, regarding a voyage on an unnamed vessel to Saturn in 1872, and detailing Mimas, a moon of Saturn, as filled with life, 'the Mimasians are somewhat smaller than men, but like men... the ears are large and quite round, somewhat resembling conch-shells, and capable of changing shape... but the most remarkable feature consists of two orbits immediately above the large eye-orbits, and occupied by a series of delicate thread-like appendages radially arranged'. There is some further commentary and description, and the article concludes with the inhabitants of Titan are persuaded that their moons are the abode of living creatures, but this is not the case. An interesting and early science fiction first party account of a space-voyage exploaration by a human. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not a reprint or copy. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 13 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cornhill Magazine; Special Interest; Featured; New Arrivals. Inventory No: 258049.
Keywords: BZDB395 Cornhill Magazine; Special Interest; Featured; New Arrivals. A Voyage to The Ringed Planet A rare article from the Cornhill Magazine 1872 R A Proctor