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There was no semblance of an eye, etidorhp there were no sockets. Victoria Moorwood – December 21, This may be the very source of the ‘adepts living in hollow earth who abduct humans’ meme, later developed by Ray Palmerand many others.

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Sprague de Camp called Etidorpha ‘unreadable. Feb 18, Jennie rated it really liked it Shelves: Nature even if it is supposed that have been changed to something better, new, rather seems to be neutral, without soul. Much of the ed is a running argument between the doubting rationalist and his underground guide. He raised his head, and I shuddered in affright as I beheld that his face was not that of a human. Authority ruled with an iron hand, and the man who presumed to even question aloud, was likely to be llogd.

It has the illustrations. Apr 01, Nathanael rated it it was amazing. The book blends passages on the nature of physical phenomena, such as gravity and volcanoes, with spiritualist speculation and adventure-story elements like traversing a landscape of giant mushrooms. One account says that Morgan was kidnapped, taken on lliyd boat to the middle of a New York lake, and drowned in order to protect the secrets.


Flannery, John Uri Lloyd: The fault lies in us; the forces out there are divine ones—tipped by the title of the book, Aphrodite spelled backwards—and we need to read up and be humble if we want to feel the full glory of the universe.

I read the hardback 2nd printing on loan from UC Riverside. Science fictionFantasy. There is quite a bit of philosophical discourse about humans and their lost ways, but still plenty of alluring surprises such as gigantic magic mushrooms and boats that glide effortlessly and at great speeds on glass, sort of lakes. The mysterious stranger, also known as The-Man-Who-Did-It, relates events that supposedly occurred thirty years earlier, during the etidofhpa part of the nineteenth century.

A part of this spiritual journey included the opportunity to establish contact with a super-human, eyeless being, inside a cave in Kentucky. Along the way he loses his youth, loses sunlight, becomes weightless, stops breathing, can hear without ears, then his heart stops, Lindsay had the good sense to write a continuous narrative whereas Lloyd frequently interrupts his story with scientific speculations that seek to qualify some of the less outlandish features etidornpa his interior world.

Is etidorhppa really possible?

I must confess that reading this book, I was feeling very strange, in a sense of a mixture of curiosity and repulsion. I think it could be read more than once to get all the nuances from it. Science fiction and fantasy evolved so rapidly in the early 20th century that the products of previous centuries often seem uninventive in comparison. The word “Etidorhpa” is the backward spelling of the name ” Aphrodite.


One of the first fantasy books, by a farmacist and botanologist, written invery infuencial, and very infuenced by so many Poe, Lytton, Vernwhich for a modern reader seems extraordinary. In a novel one could speculate. Pedro Santos rated it liked it Jul 21, However, receiving a visitation from a ghost who can read his mind who tells him a story about journeying into a hollow earth with a bizarre mockery of humanity gave him less cause for doubt llotd being informed that water can travel above its source.


Etidorhpa; or, The End of Earth. by John Uri Lloyd

The book is vast, maddening, sodden with crackpot notions and plot devices etidorhla culled from Jules Verne and other fantasists. Or whatever direction you go in when you fall into a Kentucky cave and hike down to the world within this hollow earth. It seems safe to say Lloyd would have loved string theory. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The novel was published in yri, and shares features with similar works that concern travellers exploring the interior of the Earth. There was no description of what the book would be about, merely the title.

Uro, he ended up in Los Angeles. He claimed to have photographed the Kentucky cave that serves as the entrance to the hollow earth in Etidorhpa. Lists with This Book.