The Missing Men of the Sirius
THE MISSING MEN OF THE SIRIUS
by Georges Price
adapted by Brian Stableford
cover by Adam Tredowski
All around them ran inscriptions and hieroglyphics carefully traced in black on the white coating. Inside, other inscriptions contained a prayer for the deceased and passages from The Book of the Dead...
Originally published in 1896, The Missing Men of the Sirius tells the extraordinary adventure of three French sailors whose ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea. While everyone believed them dead, they are captives inside the sunken wreck; they escape and discover a sunken Egyptian city and, through mazes and tombs, eventually manage to return to the surface unharmed.
The Missing Men of the Sirius is pure entertainment, designed for amusement. Its Vernian component does add a special element with its determined celebration of maritime heroism, and steadfast championship of the virtue of scientific thinking and technological ingenuity.
Les Trois Disparus du "Sirius" [The Missing Men of the "Sirius"] (Mame, 1896)
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.