Serviss, Garrett (Putnam) (1851–1929)
... passing through some such period in its history as that at which the earth had arrived in the age of the carboniferous forests, or the age of the gigantic reptiles ...Since Mars, according to the Laplacian scheme of planetary evolution, formed and cooled earlier than the Earth, its inhabitants were biologically older and possessed of "superhuman powers," as evidenced by the canals in which Serviss believed. The outer planets, he concluded, were sunlike bodies that are burned out and are still in the process of becoming worlds. His fictional tales include a sequel to Well's War of the Worlds, called Edison's Conquest of Mars (1898),2 and A Columbus in Space3 (1909) published in All-Story Magazine, which portrays Venus as having progressed well beyond the Carboniferous stage and become populated by two tribes, one subhuman and the other human.
External linkGarrett P. Serviss' The Einstein Theory of Relativity
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