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By John Jacob Astor

Utopian vintage! Set within the 12 months 2000, the booklet is a futuristic novel of 3 utopias: a Christian heaven on Saturn; an Eden-like new international on Jupiter; and a technologically-oriented, libertarian paradise on the earth. John Jacob Astor, the great-grandson of the recognized financier, used to be one of many wealthiest males in the world, with resources of $100 million (compared to J.P. Morgan, who had in basic terms $30 million). Astor used to be an inventor (of a bicycle brake, a garage battery, an inner combustion engine, a flying computer, and a marine turbine engine) and likewise co-founder of the Waldorf Astoria lodge in long island. His fascination with technological know-how led him to start writing his basically novel, A trip In different Worlds while he used to be 28 years previous. He misplaced his lifestyles within the large catastrophe, major his spouse to a lifeboat yet returning himself to the doomed send. Astor's novel, with descriptions of an antigravity machine, aeroplanes, tv and area go back and forth used to be largely learn and have become a bestseller on book in 1894.

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