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Off on a Comet

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Off on a Comet

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Alternate Title: Hector Servadac: or, The Career of a Comet
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Baen, 2013
Ace Books, 1957
Original English publication, 1878
Original French publication, 1877
Series: Ron Miller Science Fiction Classics: Book 44
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Mundane SF
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The story starts with a comet called Gallia, that touches the Earth in its flight and collects a few small chunks of it. The disaster occurs on January 1 around Gibraltar. On the territory that is carried away by the comet there remain a total of thirty-six people of French, English, Spanish and Russian nationality. These people do not realize at first what has happened, and consider the collision an earthquake. During a new collision of the comet with Earth two years later, the castaways return to earth in a balloon they put together.

This novel has has also been split into two parts: To the Sun? & Off on a Comet!


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