Mostly of historical interest. An early twentieth century story where interplanetary travel is common, Martians are friendly, & spaceships move by antigravity.
We see two events involving passenger ships on the Earth-to-Mars run:
- First recreates a space version of the Titanic disaster: first passenger liner crashing into a comet on the way. Only, this story is from before the actual Titanic disaster!
- Second involves suicidal self-sacrifice by an individual to save the ship from falling into sun.
Fact sheet.First published: The Broadway Magazine, November 1907.
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