Prof. John Munro

London

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"In plain English, at 4 a. m., a ray of light had been observed on the disc of the planet Mars in or near the "terminator"

About my works...

One of the earliest books to accurately describe in detail the uses to which rockets might be put in space exploration, John Munro's novel is also an exciting, humorous adventure on another world.

Why I write and my experience...

When evening came I turned to the books, and gathered a great deal about the fiery planet, including the fact that a stout man, a Daniel Lambert, could jump his own height there with the greatest ease. Very likely; but I was seeking information on the strange light, and as I could not find any I resolved to walk over and consult my old friend, Professor Gazen, the well-known astronomer, who had made his mark by a series of splendid researches with the spectroscope into the constitution of the sun and other celestial bodies...