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Friday, February 1, 2019

The Log of the Flying Fish by Harry Colllingwood


This story had the feel of old time SciFi.  The Victorian aspect gave it the H.G. Wells feeling.   The Flying Fish is a dirigible made of a mysterious metal alloy and powered by an equally mysterious element.  As much of the older SciFi, there is no attempt to make either of those facts’ probable.   The ship is built and staffed by four English gentlemen and their two man servants.  The story is their trips abroad.

The story suffers somewhat by the overly wordy descriptions and the
sattitudes and language of the supposed Victorian time period.  I cringed as they slaughtered animals for sport but that was normal for the time period depicted.

It was an interesting story but not gripping.


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