The Death Rays the Victorians Used to Conquer the Moon

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Do you remember when the Moon was conquered in 1889 and, to cement their victory, a number of giant dishes were erected?

As promised, this is another image from the British Library’s flickr account, loaded with public domain images. This image is taken from The Conquest of the Moon: a story of the Bayouda, and you can either read the book here or just make up your own story based on this illustration:


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