THE NEW SATELLITE. By Vargo Statten [pseudonym]. London: Scion Limited, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Scion Books 00. The surviving members of a super scientific race of aliens forced to evacuate their own world near Sirius in the constellation Canis Major emigrate to our solar system and their spacecraft, an artificial satellite, is placed in orbit between the Sun and Mercury (Vulcan, the legendary tenth planet). The aliens create Mankind in their own image and put it on Earth. Later, the Vulcans discover that the entire Solar System will break up due to "mutational change." That is now occurring: Mercury and Earth's moon have disintegrated, the other planets have shifted in their orbits, and half of the Earth has been destroyed by earthquakes. But the worst is still to come. The Vulcans destroy Earth's civilization so it can be rebuilt and mankind can be conditioned to use science for peaceful purposes and curtail "the insatiable urge of Man to destroy." Harbottle and Holland A156. Reginald 05330. Fearn's pen name identified in ink on title page, slip of paper taped to inside front cover identifying Fearn as the author, shallow chips from spine ends, several cover creases, text paper tanned, small previous owner's stamp on title page, a sound, about good copy. (#161549).
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