28 MARCH 1896, Page 22

Fifteen Hundred Miles in an Hour. Edited by Charles Dixon.

(Bliss, Sands, and Foster.)—Mr. Dixon reminds us of M. Jules Verne, and, perhaps more directly, of Edgar Allan Poe. Foe's "Voyage to the Moon" is an admirable piece of fooling, all the better because he keeps up the illusion to the very last. Mr. Dixon's narrative is serious, as far as journeys to Mars and such things can be serious. We must own to a preference for having the marvellous kept within terrestrial limits.