In "Tarrano the Conqueror" is presented a tale of the year 2430 A.D.--a time somewhat farther beyond our present-day era than we are beyond
Columbus' discovery of America. My desire has been to create for you the impression that you have suddenly been plunged forward into that
time--to give you the feeling Columbus might have had could he have read a novel of our present-day life.
To this end I have conceived myself a writer of that future time, addressing his contemporary public. You are to imagine yourself reading
a present day translation of my original text--a translation so free that a thousand little colloquialisms will have crept into it that could
not possibly have their counterparts in the year 2430.