Aleriel, or A Voyage to Other WorldsW. S. Lach-Szyrma
A new edition of Aleriel was published in 2015. It contains a new short story by Molly Tanzer, revealing the unforeseen results of Aleriel's passage through Mars.
A simple country parson finds himself in communication with a super-human Venusian who has visited Earth incognito. Aleriel's description of his explorations of Mars and other planets in our solar system leads the parson to a kind of religious epiphany as he realizes Earth's humble place in the universe.
Genres: science fiction
The Reverend Wladislaw Somerville Lach-Szyrma, M.A., F.R.H.S. (1841-1915) was an English curate, historian and science fiction writer who is credited as the first writer to use the word Martian as a noun.