Several more million years pass, and as the Sun cools the Earth begins to freeze over. The last surviving humans, Omegar and Eva, accept that they are soon to die.
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But before they do so a spirit whisks them off to Jupiter, where they find the rest of humanity living in cleansed and purified form. This might seem like a natural end to a novel centrally concerned with the transmigration and final destination of human souls. Yet Flammarion refuses to stop there. But infinite space remained, peopled with worlds, and stars, and souls, and suns; and time went on forever. For there can be neither end nor beginning.
Flammarion was a very popular and influential author — a kind of Carl Sagan of his day, capable of both scientific rigour and mystical flamboyance, sometimes on the same page. Jules Verne and H. Wells both owe debts to him. Flammarion, though, was not primarily a writer.
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He was better known as an astronomer, who observed unusual stellar phenomena — particularly novae — first as a student at the Paris Observatoire, and later at his own observatory just south of the capital. He also made several aerial voyages over Paris, at a time when ballooning was still a risky business, to gather meteorological data and perhaps to get even closer to the super-earthly realms that so preoccupied him.
Download: PDF Text. Each person in the book is literally sized up by this fifteen-year-old—an aspect that was initially annoying, but actually a habit many girls and women have.
As midnight approaches and they all ask themselves in which time zone the rapture might begin, it seems likely this family might have a future after all. Kelly Roark.
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