On False Earths (Valerian) - Pages 40-48 Summary & Analysis

Pierre Christin
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Jadna tells the Egg Alien that the complexity of the human race makes them tend to guard their past carefully. She says that she has had a difficult time getting permission to conduct “field research,” though she is a respected historian. The Egg Alien shows Jadna to a huge room filled with books that cover topics such as “anatomy, biology, medicine, meteorology, agronomy, psychology, economy” (40). Next, he takes her to a room that is filled with items, including a chair that looks like throne, statues, art, a saddle, and a motorcycle.

The Egg Alien goes on to say he included factual information as he created his Earths, but that the opportunity to include his own imagination is equally so. For that aspect of the creation, the Egg Alien depended on creative people of Earth's past, such as poets, writers, and filmmakers. Jadna calls...

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