|Two Planets (1897) [Novel]|
by Kurd Lasswitz
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Seeking the North Pole, the tiny band of explorers found instead a Martian settlement on earth, an artificial island with a floating ring space station, populated by ideal beings with light hair and shining powerful eyes--peaceful, civilized creatures who wanted to educate men in advanced Martian ways. In return, they sought only air and energy from earth's bountiful supply. But human folly provoked the Martians to war, and their easy victory spelled separation for Joseph Saltner and La, lovers from two planets whose happiness personified the possibilities of universal peace.
Original title: Auf zwei Planeten
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Alien Beings→ First Contact
- Although written in 1897, this was not translated into English until 1971, and then only in an abridged version.