Cybele: An Extraordinary Voyage Into The Future
CYBELE: AN EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE INTO THE FUTURE
by Adolphe Alhaiza
adapted by Brian Stableford
cover by Vincent Laik
The perfect concordance of your astronomical, geographical and historical data with what exists, or did exist, at a very remote time of our own annals, leads me to admit that there are two Earths in the universe, two planets and doubtless also two solar systems that are absolutely identical, yet separated by an immeasurable distance...
One night, young Marius Foulane is mysteriously attracted by the light of the star Gemma and travels by astral projection to the planet Cybele which orbits it. He discovers a world identical to Earth, but historically displaced by 6000 years in the future. On Cybele, Marius discovers evolved dogs capable of speech, computers, and even peaceful relations with other alien species from the same Solar System.
Cybèle (1891) does have authentic claims to being a significant contribution to the development of French futuristic fiction, and it contains a good deal of material that is still capable of stimulating the thought and imagination of the modern reader. Brian Stableford.
Cybèle, Voyage extraordinare dans l'avenir (originally by-lined Jean Chambon) (Georges Carré, 1891)
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.