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In the twenty-fifth century AD, a comet will collide with the earth and bring about the end of the world. Faced with this apocalyptic knowledge, humanity undergoes a multitude of social, physical and psychic changes that engender incredible alterations to both people and planet over many millennia. Beautifully illustrated, this novel is a fascinating vision of humanity millions of years in the future. Camille Flammarion's 1893 science fiction novel "Omega" marries reasonable scientific speculation and philosophy in this impressive exploration of things that may be to come. Nicolas Camille Flammarion FRAS (1842–1925) was a French author and astronomer. A prolific writer, he produced over fifty books including science fiction novels, works on astronomy, and works on physical research. Other titles by this author include: "The Plurality of Inhabited Worlds" (1862), "Real and Imaginary Worlds" (1865), and "God in Nature" (1866). Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this vintage science fiction novel now in a new edition complete with the introductory essay 'Distances of the Stars'.