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Ralph 124c 41+

The Classic SF Romance of the Year

Ralph 124c 41+ by Hugo Gernsback
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Ralph 124C 41+ is the leading genius around town in the scientifically run utopia of the year 2660. His inventions have helped make the world a better placed to live in and his every thought is devoted to scientific thought - until he meets Alice 212B 423 and she instantly becomes the object of his affections. He woos her amid a tour of the wonders of the New York of 2660 C.E. But then a scientific rival becomes a rival for Alice's hand. When Ralph wins her heart, his rival kidnaps Alice and secrets her in a scientific fortress defended by fearful weapons of his own invention. Soon the two are pitted against each other in a battle of scientific geniuses and weapons.

Here's a genuine keystone novel in the field of science fiction. Written by Hugo Gernsback, the man dubbed the father of American science fiction for his founding of the first all-sf magazine, Amazing Stories in 1926, Ralph 124C 41+ is 1920's fictional look at the year 2660. And, due to the author's scientific background, most of its predictions came true! As critic Groff Conklin says, Ralph "contains a goodly number of then-fantastic scientific ideas that have since become fact. It also is a lot of fun to read. True enough, the plot is old-hat and the style is awkward - but even so "Ralph"- is thoroughly delightful. It has the genuine charm of a sound, workmanlike antique, plus the often-astonishing survival value of successful prophecy. You will not be disappointed with this tale!" Cover Frank R. Paul/Mia Jennings. With five of the original 1920s illustrations by Paul.

Renaissance E Books; January 2004
138 pages; ISBN 9781588733511
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Title: Ralph 124c 41+
Author: Hugo Gernsback
 
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