Wesleyan UP's "Early Classics of Science Fiction"

Camille Flammarion, Lumen (1872). Trans. & ed. Brian Stableford. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan Univ. Press, 2002.
5½ x 8½", 177 pp.
$45.00 cloth ISBN 0-8195-6567-9
$17.95 paper ISBN 0-8195-6568-7

“Bolstered by Stableford's able introduction, voluminous notes and a comprehensive bibliography, this short novel survives the first two didactic and repetitive conversations to burst pyrotechnically into the sheerest poetry when Lumen describes the indescribable: sentient entities on unheard-of worlds linked by psychic bonds that draw souls into successive reincarnations across the abyss of intergalactic space and time.” ---Publishers Weekly

“Stableford’s nicely introduced and annotated translation of Lumen recalls attention to Flammarion’s important role in the history of science fiction. This is a key text that should be read by all who want to understand how intersections of science and fiction came to prominence in literature from the 19th century onwards.” ---Paul Alkon, Leo S. Bing Professor of English, University of Southern California