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Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (?   -?   ) of Napoleon in the Other World: A Narrative Written by Himself: And Found near his Tomb in the Island of St Helena, by Xongo-Tee-Foh-Tchi, Mandarin of the Third Class (1827), in which, three years after his apparent death, the eminent Mandarin Xongo-Tee-Foh-Tchi discovers a manuscript written by Napoleon describing his posthumous spirit journey into space, where Hell, a planet located about eighteen million miles south of planet Earth, contains a posthumous society of the doomed and damned; the text could be described as an exceedingly primitive precursor of the Alternate Cosmos tale. He and a guardian angel soon arrive at the vast stagnant City of Politicopolis, where the Satire (presumably of Paris) becomes heavy. The text has been attributed to the Swiss soldier and military theorist, Baron Antoine-Henri de Jomini (1779-1869). [JC]





Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 05:48 am on 13 July 2024.