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ISBN:
1409916553
Author:
Garrett Putman Serviss
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Dodo Press (May 16, 2008)
Pages:
280 pages
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Every second ofdelay means sure death.

Every second ofdelay means sure death. Within forty minutes the cable was coming up 300 feet a minute. Thespeed increased as the bell rose out of the depths. He Foresaw and Prepared for the Second Deluge, And Although Nature Aided Him in Unexpected Ways, Yet, but for Him, His Warnings, and His Example The World of Man Would Have Ceased To Exist. It would be unjust to Mr. Samson to suppose that any ironical intentionwas in his mind when he composed this lofty inscription.

With that he pressed a button which put out every lamp in the ark. Butthere was a full moon, and they concealed themselves in the shadows. Presently they heard the mutineers approaching, stumbling and cursing inthe darkness. Cosmo directed Peterson and Waters to place themselves athis side, and told them to fire when he gave the word. The next instant four men appeared crossing a moonlit place at the foot ofthe steps on the outside of the dome. Wait," whispered Cosmo. The pistols go at a pull. We can sweep down adozen in ten seconds. Let them all get in sight first.

By. Garrett P. Serviss. The second morning after the conversation between Cosmo Versal andJoseph Smith, New York was startled by seeing, in huge red letters, onevery blank wall, on the bare flanks of towering sky-scrapers, on thelofty stations of aeroplane lines, on bill-boards, fences,advertising-boards along suburban roads, in the Subway stations, andfluttering from strings of kites over the city, the t

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Download Garrett Putman Serviss's The Second Deluge for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile. The walls were lined with book shelves, and adorned along the upper portions with the most extraordinary photographs and drawings. Even the ceiling was covered with charts, some representing the sky, while many others were geological and topographical pictures of the face of the earth. Beside the drawing-board lay a pad of paper, and occasionally the little man nervously turned to this, and, grasping a long pencil, made elaborate calculations, covering the paper with a sprinkling of mathematical symbols that looked like magnified animalcula.

Garrett P. Serviss was an American astronomer who helped popularize science fiction as a genre with his works. In The Second Deluge, filed with scenes of panic and disaster, the entire surface of the earth is submerged when the solar system enters a watery nebula, and only scientist-hero Cosmo Versal, and a small group of friends who believe in him survive by flying above the flood in a newly invented skyship.

Garrett Putnam Serviss (1851-1929) was an astronomer, popularizer of astronomy, and early science fiction writer. He took a law degree at Columbia. In 1876 he joined the staff of the New York Sun newspaper. Serviss showed a talent for explaining scientific details, leading Andrew Carnegie to invite him to deliver The Urania Lectures on cosmology, astronomy, and geology. Serviss toured the United States for over two years delivering these lectures, then settling down to become a popular speaker in the New York area. He gained a syndicated newspaper column devoted to astronomy and other sciences and wrote frequently for the leading magazines of the day. Serviss's favourite topic was astronomy, as shown by the fact that of the fifteen books he wrote, eight are devoted to that science. His works includes: Astronomy Through an Opera Glass (1888), A Columbus of Space (1894), Edison's Conquest of Mars (1898), The Moon Metal (1900), Pleasures of the Telescope (1901), The Moon (1907), Astronomy With the Naked Eye (1908), Curiosities of the Sky (1909), Round the Year With the Stars (1910), and Astronomy in a Nutshell (1912).
  • Ishnsius
I liked this book because in the style of Jules Verne, the writer speculated about what might happen should a second flood occur. Written over 100 years ago, the presentation of human nature under threat was imaginative and surprisingly modern. In this time of natural threats to humanity, this one is worth a read to think about how technology was a partial solution, although fanciful to us in the digital age.
  • Zahisan
Available on Project Gutenberg for free download...

"Retells the Noah story, but with a flood from outer space"

In The Second Deluge, filed with scenes of panic and disaster, the entire surface of the earth is submerged when the solar system enters a watery nebula, and only scientist-hero Cosmo Versal, and a small group of friends who believe in him survive by flying above the flood in a newly invented skyship.
  • Tetaian
I've read most of Serviss' work and this in my opinion is his worst. It has a lot of amazing imagery and fascinating ideas, but in the end it feels rushed and overly clumsy with Serviss grasping desperately to try and make everything tie together in the end.