Garrett Patmen Sirviss (Garrett Putman Serviss)( Writer)
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Biography Garrett Patmen Sirviss (Garrett Putman Serviss)
(1851 - 25 May 1929)
The main hero of the novel, the continuation of "War of the Worlds, Sirviss made ... Thomas Alva Edison. More than that: at first he invited Edison to write a novel together, but the inventor of the affected engaged and dismissed the proposal. However, he allowed itself to be used as the main character. (After the publication of it, though, grumbled something like that has never been so clever as he portrayed, but the phonograph Brisbane still gave, apparently, such a noisy and completely free advertising his well-arranged).
. Garrett Patmen Sirviss (Garrett Putman Serviss, . 1851-1929) received an excellent education: first, studied astronomy at Cornell, . then studied jurisprudence, . exchanged thirties turned to journalism, . and only changed his fifth - of literature,
. Among his popular science books on astronomy - Astronomy with opera glasses "(" Astronomy with an opera-glass ", 1888) and" Evolution of the Sun and planets "(" Solar and planetary evolution ", 1889). It Sirvissa cites Lovecraft in the final paragraph of the story "Beyond the dream" ( "Beyond the Wall of Sleep"), which refers to a supernova in the constellation Perseus ...
In fiction, not knowing that Sirvissa led HG Wells. "War of the Worlds" ( "The War of the Worlds"), . published in America in 1897 in the magazine "Cosmopolitan", . enjoyed tremendous popularity, . and publisher of the newspaper "New York Journal" Arthur Brisbane (Arthur Brisbane) decided to raise the circulation in the wake of the success of the book,
. To start, he reprinted the novel itself, shifting its operation to America and called "Fighters from Mars: War of the Worlds" ( "Fighters from Mars: The War of the Worlds"). The publication was a huge success, and this led Brisbane to the idea that a sequel would be a more appropriate.
Continuation of this and was commissioned by the astronomer, popularizer Garrett Sirvissu.
Naturally, the novel was supposed to be scientific in nature, directly continue the story "War of the Worlds" and, in defiance of the British stiff, to approve a uniquely American approach to the problem of war with the evil Martians. Sirviss cut this knot is very non-trivial: the main hero of the novel he did ... Thomas Alva Edison. More than that: at first he invited Edison to write a novel together, but the inventor of the affected engaged and dismissed the proposal. However, he allowed itself to be used as the main character. (After the publication of it, though, grumbled something like that has never been so clever as he portrayed, but the phonograph Brisbane still gave, apparently, such a noisy and completely free advertising his well-arranged).
So, in the novel by the famous American inventor stood for protection of human civilization. The first wave of a Martian invasion was ruined pathogens, but it is hoped that following the invasion would end as well, could only complacency Europeans. Edison surveyed the remnants of military arrangements Martians found a antigravitational and devices based on them create engines for space ships, and incidentally - fighting deizintegratory matter. That was enough to land on Mars struck a blow of retaliation. Over a hundred spacecraft, built by the combined efforts of all civilized nations, attacked the Red Planet. Polar ice caps on Mars were rastopleny, in terrible floods that killed most of the Martians. Survivors had acknowledged their defeat, after which Mars has become the first space colony of Earth.
"Edisonovskoe conquest of Mars" ( "Edison's Conquest of Mars", has been published in five editions of "New York Journal" - c 12 January to 10 February 1898) enjoyed a predictable success and Sirviss decided not to rest on their laurels. In 1900 he published the novel "The Moon Metal" ( "The Moon Metal"), in which a mysterious fantasy metal creates a new world monetary standard.
However, real recognition came to Sivissu only in the late teens, when his works are beginning to publish scored by pulp-magazines. In 1909, "Srap Book" printed with the continuation of the novel "Sky Pirate" ( "The Sky Pirate"), and "All-Story" - the novel "Columbus in space" ( "A Columbus in Space"). The action of both novels unfolded in the interplanetary space, with the first space mission to Venus is carried on a rocket with an atomic drive.
In 1912 Sirviss returned to Earth: the novel "The Second Deluge" ( "The Second Deluge"), which came just book editions, our planet falls into the space, water mist ". The level of the oceans rises just a few kilometers and civilization is dying - except for those who manage to escape the huge ultra modern Noah's Ark. In 1915, in "Argosy" is published the last major work of fantastic Sirvissa - novel "The Moon Maid" ( "The Moon Maiden"). Moon expedition discovers a natural satellite of Earth intelligent life, there is more: it turns out that the inhabitants of the moon for thousands of years directed the development of our civilization ...
At the time of publication of this story Sirvissu was already sixty-five years, and he could with a clear conscience go into retirement. What he actually did. He still managed to catch the beginning of an era "Amazing Stories", would lead to the republication of this journal of his "Second Flood" - but even then he was too old ...
May 25, 1929, he was gone.