Aleriel, or A Voyage to Other Worlds

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Aleriel, or A Voyage to Other Worlds
Author W. S. Lach-Szyrma
Country England
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Wyman and Sons, Jurrasic London
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 220
OCLC 7261871

Aleriel, or A Voyage to Other Worlds is a science fiction novel by Wladislaw Somerville Lach-Szyrma, a Polish-English curate, author, and historian.

Published in 1883, Aleriel is a Victorian novel, which was previously thought to be the first published work to apply the word Martian as a noun (it is now known that the word was first used in 1877[1]): After the protagonist, Aleriel, lands on Mars, he buries his spacecraft in snow, "so that it might not be disturbed by any Martian who might come across it".[2]

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  1. ^ Brown, Peter Jensen. "The World's First Martians". Early Sports 'n Popular Culture Blog. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Forsyth, Mark H. (16 September 2010). "Wladyslaw Lach-Szyrma and the First Martian". The Inky Fool. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 

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