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The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century is an 1828 science-fiction novel written by Jane Webb-Loudon. It is one of the earliest science fiction novels and is set in a future society in the year 2126. The story revolves around the discovery of a mummy named Cheops, who is brought back to life using advanced scientific and mystical methods. Cheops is an Egyptian prince who lived thousands of years ago and is resurrected in the 22nd century. He is introduced to the society of the future, which has seen significant technological advancements, including air travel and advanced medicine. The novel also delves into social and political commentary, as it depicts a future society where gender roles and power dynamics have shifted. A pioneering work of science fiction that combines elements of social commentary and speculative futurism, The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century offers a glimpse into the author's vision of a future society shaped by scientific progress and the moral dilemmas that come with it.
This book has 167,700 words, 280 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1828.
Production notes: This ebook of The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century was published by Global Grey in 2020, and updated on the 8th September 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Futuristic London' - AI generated image.
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