Jerzy Zulawski is a Polish philosopher, an intellect, and a talented science fiction author. Trylogia Ksiezycowa meaning The Lunar Trilogy or The Moon Trilogy presents a series of three books. The book became available in several languages.
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Author: Jerzy Zulawski
Genre: Science Fiction
Page count: 411
Good reads rating: 3.77 of 5
My Ratings: 7.8 of 10
Published: 1903 original print.
Publisher: CM Jakub Jagiello (2018)
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The Volume 1 of the book became known as Na Srebrnym Globie (On the Silver Globe). The story presents an expedition of astronauts, including four men and a woman. The failed outcome of this mission gives the trilogy a sensational plot. The story begins with a miscalculated, harsh landing of a spaceship on the moon. It results in the death of Irish astronomer O’Tamor, the leader.
The only surviving voyagers include a woman named Marta (Martha) and two men Jan Korecki, the Polish narrator of the novel, and a British engineer Piotr (Peter) Varadol. After being deserted on the rough lunar surface, Varadol and Marta become the ancestors of a new generation.
Volume 2 known as Zwyciezca (The Conqueror) describes the original voyage. Jacek a scientist launches a rocket towards the moon to start a scientific expedition. He sends Marek, an astronomer, to find information about the centuries-old voyage. Marek lands on the moon, shocked to receive a warm welcome by a group of abnormally looking men called the Selenites. They thought of him as their Messiah.
He came to know about the condition of the lunar planet ruled by Szerns. The planet comprises original inhabitants of the moon having black wings, devil appearances possessing supernatural powers like telepathy, and organs able to discharge electric shocks.
Stara Ziemia (The Old Earth) Volume 3 depicts planet Earth in the 27th century. The US government imposes and forces the population towards communalism. It creates a society where people form part of the different elite or slave classes. In this world, two Selenites make their way to the Earth by Marek’s spaceship. They become captured by humans and sold out to the city.
The book is a perfect example of science, technology, and dystopia along with the effects of religious beliefs and theories. I give the book a 7.8 out of 10 ratings. Would I re-read this novel: Yes. Am I glad I read it? Yes.
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