Listen to Coronavirus Patient Zero
In this early work of science fiction narrated by an Englishman in America on business, Doctors Bainbridge and Castleton discover that their patient is one Dirk Peters, a character from Edgar Allan Poe's novel The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. Bainbridge recounts the story Peters tells, of his journey with Pym to a strange land at the South Pole. From a lake of boiling lava in Antarctica to lengthy discussions of Poe's "The Raven," this odd novelty of an adventure tale has something for anyone who appreciates Poe, Lovecraft, and classic literature. Little is known about 19th-century American writer CHARLES ROMYN DAKE, whose only published work is A Strange Discovery.
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