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For the Flag
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For the Flag

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Alternate Title: Facing the Flag
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Ace Books, 1969
Original English publication, 1897
Original French publication, 1896
Series: Voyages Extraordinaires: Book 42
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Mundane SF
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"Facing the Flag" is one of the earliest stories dealing with a very modern theme: the development of weapons of mass destruction, and the international community's attempts to reconcile this. Thomas Roch, a celebrated inventor, has supposedly created a weapon so devastating that he demands enormous amounts of money to contract it to the nations of the world. However, his acclamations are not only heard by the sovereign nations; his superweapon is also intently sought after by a villianous mind, striking from his secret island fortress...


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