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Issue Details: First known date: 1898... 1898 Through the Earth
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Scientist and inventor Professor Giles bores a whole through the earth from New York to Australia having come to the conclusion that gravity will make rapid transportation of goods and people from the other side of the earth possible. The project is made possible by several of his previous inventions, including a super metal called carbonite, a refrigeration system for reducing the earth's internal heat and a device which converts that heat directly into electricity to power the transportation. When the tunnel is completed a young man called William Swindon makes the first trip from Australia. As he makes his way through to New York, however, the tunnel collapses behind him and he just manages to make it to safety. In the end the Australian government is relieved because they were uneasy about a possible American invasion through the tunnel.

Notes

  • Everett Bleiler notes in Science Fiction: The Early Years (1994) that much of the first half of the novel is devoted to a discussion between Giles and his friend, Curtis (who serves as a counter to the Professors scheme). The second half of the book focus on the experiences of William Swindon.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon St Nicholas Magazine January-April 1898 Z1869872 1898 periodical issue 1898
    Note: An abridged version.
    • California,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Borgo Press ,
      1980 .
      ISBN: 978-0893700287, 0893700282
    • Pomeroy, Washington (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Health Research ,
      2003 .
      person or book cover
      Source: www.amazon.com
      ISBN: 9993318582, 9789993318583

Works about this Work

'Through the Earth' Everett Franklin Bleiler , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Science-Fiction : The Early Years 1990; (p. 240-241)

— Review of Through the Earth Clement Fezandie , 1898 single work novel
'Through the Earth' Everett Franklin Bleiler , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Science-Fiction : The Early Years 1990; (p. 240-241)

— Review of Through the Earth Clement Fezandie , 1898 single work novel
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