|Title:||The Venus Adventure|
|Publisher:||Wonder Stories Quarterly|
|Tags:||fiction, science fiction|
Mr. Harris gives us now what he calls “realism in interplanetary travel.” This is no ordinary interplanetary story: it is a human and gripping adventure of explorations into a new world with a surprising series of developments.
What Mr. Harris shows so powerfully is the effect of environment upon two races: the rise of one and the steady degeneration of another to almost the level of the brute. As our author points out, when men from temperate climates have gone to the tropics one of two things has happened: they have either transformed the tropics and tamed it to civilization or else the tropics have conquered them and they have sunk slowly to the level of nature.
The same struggle must go on when men go to other worlds to live and colonize. Just as the human race on earth became divided into a number of races some of which forged ahead to great civilization, and others remained in a barbaric state, so there will be the division of the race on other worlds.--intro. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Wyndham, John
John Wyndham (1903-1969) was an English science fiction writer. 'Wyndham' was the best known of his pen-names, his full name being John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris. Originally trained as a lawyer, he tried several careers before settling on writing. He characterized his books as "logical fantasy". His stories are typically set in normal English life in which some fantastic event occurs. His best known works include Day of the Triffids, The Kraken Wakes, and The Chrysalids. In particular the word 'triffid' has passed into the lexicon of the English language as referring to any imaginary dangerous plant. (Oxford Companion to English Literature)
Author Bio for Paul, Frank Rudolph
Frank R. Paul (1884-1963) was an American artist and illustrator. He studied art and architecture in Europe before emigrating to New York in 1906. He designed several buildings there and also earned a living drawing political cartoons for newspapers and illustrating textbooks. In 1926 he devoted his work full time to illustrations, becoming one of the first professional artists who worked in the science fiction genre. He created cover illustrations for Amazing Stories for three years between 1926 to 1929. He drew for many other pulp magazines of the time continuing his work well into the 1950s. (Encyclopedia of Science Fiction)
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