The Exploits of Professor Tornada (Vol. 2)
THE EXPLOITS OF PROFESSOR TORNADA - VOLUME 2
by André Couvreur
adapted by Brian Stableford
cover by Mandy
André Couvreur (1865-1944) was a medical doctor who penned several medical treatises, and was also the author of eight romans scientifiques dealing with "medical concepts" featuring the mad scientists Doctor Caresco, then Professor Tornada. These are collected in a series of five volumes, translated and annotated by Brian Stableford, presenting for the first time the ground-breaking works of this pioneer of French science fiction.
"Couvreur's works are unusually exotic, and unparalleled in the history of imaginative fiction." Brian Stableford.
I recognized a few animals, but for the most part, they were incomplete; sometimes tumors replaced organs; a small elephant had a trunk that terminated in a bird's head; a pig had a horse's leg grafted on to its abdomen; a monkey had a child's hand superimposed on its shoulder; a veritable teratological museum...
In The Phosphorescent Waltzer(1923), Professor Tornada creates an android and in Memoirs Of An Immortal(1924), he tackles the concept of suspended animation.