Edgar Wallace

ebook The Science Fiction Collection: (Planetoid 127 + The Green Rust + 1925--The Story of a Fatal Peace + The Black Grippe + The Day the World Stopped)

By Edgar Wallace

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This carefully crafted ebook: "Edgar Wallace: The Science Fiction Collection (Planetoid 127 + The Green Rust + 1925 - The Story of a Fatal Peace + The Black Grippe + The Day the World Stopped)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Edgar Wallace enjoyed writing science fiction. "Planetoid 127", first published in 1929 but reprinted as late 1962, is a short story about an Earth scientist who communicates via wireless with his counterpart on a duplicate Earth orbiting unseen because it is on the opposite side of the Sun. The idea of a mirror Earth or mirror Universe later became a standard subgenre within science fiction. The story also bears similarities to Rudyard Kipling's hard science fiction story "Wireless". Wallace's other science fiction works include "The Green Rust", a story of bio-terrorists who threaten to release an agent that will destroy the world's corn crops, "1925", which accurately predicted that a short peace would be followed by a German attack on England, "The Black Grippe", which is about a disease that renders everyone in the world blind, and The Sodium Lines; or, The Day the World Stopped. Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was an English writer. As well as journalism, Wallace wrote screen plays, poetry, historical non-fiction, 18 stage plays, 957 short stories and over 170 novels, 12 in 1929 alone. More than 160 films have been made of Wallace's work. Table of Contents: Planetoid 127 The Green Rust 1925 - The Story of a Fatal Peace The Black Grippe The Day the World Stopped
Edgar Wallace