Punch,  40 (1861), [iv].

Astronomical Information. From Punch's Almanack for 1945. Mars



Regular Feature, Notes, Drollery


Astronomy, Exploration, Futurism, Imperialism, Extra-Terrestrial Life, Race, Cultural Geography, Geology, Politics

    Explains how Mars was reached by the Earl of March in a 'stellar explorative expedition in 1916', and became the site of a 'British Monarchical Republic'. Points out that the planet's red-hot iron surface makes it 'awkward' for strangers, and notes that the inhabitants are tall 'Anthropophagi', whose habits include 'snoring and scratching their heads'.

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