Wesleyan UP's "Early Classics of Science Fiction"

Émile Souvestre, The World as It Shall Be (1846). Trans. M. Clarke. Ed. I.F. Clarke. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan Univ. Press, 2004.
6 x 9 ", 288 pp. 87 b/w illustrations.
$29.95 cloth ISBN 0-8195-6615-2

The World as It Shall Be is a kind of Missing Link in literary history...an engaging book whose text and illustrations are irresistably funny...a jewel in the crown of science fiction.” ---Paul Alkon, Leo S. Bing Professor of English, Univ. of Southern California

“This novel is an exceptional find--and engaging and often hilarious satire. Souvestre's catalog of predictions is stunning--everything from designer drinking waters to photo passports, air conditioning, and the cult of celebrity.” ---Gary K. Wolfe, Locus Magazine

“... a historical curiosity that deserves to be better known.” ---New York Times