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Tarrano the Conqueror

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In "Tarrano the Conqueror" is presented a tale of the year 2430 A.D.--a time somewhat farther beyond our present-day era than we are beyond Columbus' discovery of America. My desire has been to create for you the impression that you have suddenly been plunged forward into that time--to give you the feeling Columbus might have had could he have read a novel of our present-day life.

To this end I have conceived myself a writer of that future time, addressing his contemporary public. You are to imagine yourself reading a present day translation of my original text--a translation so free that a thousand little colloquialisms will have crept into it that could not possibly have their counterparts in the year 2430.

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TARRANO

THE CONQUEROR

BY RAY CUMMINGS

COPYRIGHT, 1930, BY A. C. McCLURG & CO. CHICAGO

IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND THE PAN AMERICAN UNION.

Printed in the United States of America

To Hugo Gernsback, scientist, author and publisher, whose constant efforts in behalf of scientific fiction have contributed so largely to its present popularity, this tale is gratefully dedicated.

FOREWORD

In "Tarrano the Conqueror" is presented a tale of the year 2430 A.D. a time somewhat farther beyond our present day era than we are beyond Columbus' discovery of America. My desire has been to create for you the impression that you have suddenly been plunged forward into that time to give you the feeling Columbus might have had could he have read a novel of our present day life.

To this end I have conceived myself a writer of that future time, addressing his contemporary public. You are to imagine yourself reading a present day translation of my original text a translation so free that a thousand little colloquialisms will have crept into it that could not possibly have their counterparts in the year 2430... Continue reading book >>


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