THE YEAR 1954 Keith Winton is an editor for a science fiction magazine.
With his glamorous co-worker girlfriend, Betty, he visits his friends one day in their elegant estate in the Catskills, unfortunately on the same day as an experimental rocket TO THE MOON is to be launched...IT'S A SUPER-CHARGED DEVICE
Betty has to go back to NY . Keith is alone in his friends' garden, deep in thought, when, suddenly, the engine of the rocket (whose launch has been a failure) crashes and explodes on his friends' residence. The rocket having been equipped with a brand new capacitor capable of storing previously unheard amounts of energy -it had to release that once in outer space- has it instead unloading its full power meters away from Winton, allowing his physical form to 'shift' through dimensions, taking him to a strange but deceptively similar parallel universe
Wild-eyed, Keith is astonished to see how credits have replaced dollars AND THE 20 CENTS OF 1928 THAT KEITH GAVE TO PAY A COKE ...ARE A COLLECTION ITEM ....100 CREDITS WITH WASHINGTON
is amazed when he encounters some scantily-clad pin-up girls who are, at the same time, astronauts; is driven to stupor when he encounters his first lunar native 8 FEET TALL AND FURRY AL OVER RED FUR WHITE EYES AND 10 INCH FANGS ... vacationing on Earth. But it is when he tries to get back to his usual world when he finally understands his problem. For a solution he has to get in touch with the impossibly 'larger than life' hero who leads Humanity's struggle against the Arcturian menaceTHAT DESTROY CHICAGO IN 33...AND ROME BECAUSE THE BLACKOUT NÃ RESULTA ....AND IN 1939 DESTROY KAPI ONE OF THE SEVEN MARTIAN COLONIES 840 COLONIAL AMERICANS AND 150 MARTIAN WORKERS BATEM AS BOTAS ...VÃO FAZER TIJOLO... and his "artificial brain" sidekick 'Mekky'...getting involved in a last-minute plan to thwart the onslaught of a fearsome alien superweapon against the Solar System and Earth.
Style- EISENHOWER IS THE CHIEF OF THE VENUSIAN AREA ....OR VENUSIAN WAR ZONE....NEW YORK IS IN BLACKOUT ....AND THE GANGS KILL WHO VENTURES IN THE NIGHT ....THE NOCTURNAL EM FILAS COM BENGALAS TAPAM AS RUAS E CAÇAM EM GRUPO...
What Mad Universe is full of humor, mostly stemming from the description of the culture shock that the protagonist feels, THE GANGS IN MOSCOW ARE NAMED THE CAPITALISTS .... and the strange things that are in the universe, like sewing machines SPACE TRAVEL BY SEWING MACHINE IN 1904 that open the way for a voyage in space....MOON IN 1910 ....THE RED LUNAR PEOPLE THAT HAVE INTELECTUAL POWER LIKE AFRICAN'S SAUVAGES ...
LUNAR AND VENUSIAN PEOPLE ARE EXPLORED ...A LUNAR LIVES 20 YEARS IN THE MOON BUT ONLY 6 MONTHS IN THE EARTH....ALGUNS AMEALHAM UNS CRÉDITOS PARA FAZEREM TURISMO NA TERRA
OS VENUSIANOS SÃO FILÓSOFOS NÓMADAS SEM BENS OU CIDADES
NÃO INTERFEREM NA COLONIZAÇÃO APESAR DE TEREM UMA INTELIGÊNCIA SIMILAR AOS HUMANOS
OS MARCIANOS ACOLHEM A PRIMEIRA EXPEDIÇÃO GRAVEMENTE
NÃO TÊM SENTIDO DE HUMOR E CONVIDAM OS TERRESTRES A NÃO VOLTAR
MASSACRAM A SEGUNDA E TERCEIRA EXPEDIÇÕES
E SÓ CAPITULAM APÓS O EXTERMÍNIO TOTAL OU QUASE.
A half-serious, half-humorous take WHERE THE GAS EPSILON PROTECTED THE CITIES AT NIGHT BUT THE SOLAR RADIATION DÁ CABO DELE DE DIA....SATURNO TEM FLORA ESTRANHA E AS LUAS DE JÚPITER VIDA ANIMAL