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Giphantia by Charles-François Tiphaigne de La Roche is a classic piece of speculative fiction that explores the concept of a world where images can be captured and projected through a device called a "fantascope." The story follows a young man named Tiphaigne who becomes obsessed with this new technology and uses it to create stunning visual illusions.

The novel delves into the moral and ethical implications of this new technology, as well as the ways in which it can be both a blessing and a curse. It raises thought-provoking questions about the power of images and the ways in which they can shape our perceptions of reality.

The writing is rich and descriptive, bringing the world of Giphantia to life in vivid detail. The characters are well-developed and engaging, with Tiphaigne serving as a compelling protagonist who grapples with his own moral dilemmas.

Overall, Giphantia is a captivating and thought-provoking read that will appeal to fans of speculative fiction and philosophical literature. It serves as a fascinating exploration of the intersection between technology and humanity, and the ways in which our perceptions of reality are shaped by the images we encounter.

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After having gone over the whole world and visited all the inhabitants, I find it does not answer the pains I have taken. I have just been reviewing my memoirs concerning the several nations, their prejudices, their customs and manners, their politicks, their laws, their religion, their history; and I have thrown them all into the fire. It grieves me to record such a monstrous mixture of humanity and barbarousness, of grandeur and meanness, of reason and folly.
The small part, I have preserv’d, is what I am now publishing. If it has no other merit, certainly it has novelty to recommend it. - Summary by Introduction to Giphantia

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