VERY OLD SCHOOL SCIFI: Garrett Putnam Serviss was an American science fiction writer who wrote in the early 20th Century. All of his works have passed into the public domain, and a number of them can be found through Google Books. The full text of a 1911 edition of one of his novels, A Columbus of Space, dealing with the exploration of space and a visit to Venus through the use of an atomic balloon, is on Google Books. Written in a style reminiscent of Jules Verne, the novel's adventurers encounter a race of semi-civilized gorilla-like Venusians, as well as beautiful mind-reading Amazon women. You can read the novel at the link given above.
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