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"I've got this beautiful panoramic three-dimensional painting of Mars based on Martian photos. It's 30 feet wide. You can pick out every pebble on the Martian landscape. And who'd have dreamed you could do that?"
- Arthur C. Clarke

Anacronopete (Time Machine)  
  A flying electric-powered time machine.  

Before H.G. Wells, there was Enrique Gaspar!


('An immense crystal disk... allowed the travellers to contemplate the scenery')

The Time Machine, as we have said, had a type of basement above which rested the floor of the hold. Steps embedded in the thick walls led to a large door, the vehicle's only entrance. This was rectangular in shape. Standing in the corners were four imposing tubes, the exhaust pipes that, with their openings twisted toward the four cardinal points, looked like enormous blunderbusses bent to resemble the number seven... An immense crystal disk, brushed by each puff of wind, allowed the travellers to contemplate the scenery from inside with the aid of powerful optical instruments and to correct the ship's heading while en route.

From El Anacronopete, by Enrique Gaspar.
Published by Not Known in 1887
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