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Daniel Defoe, born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain and with others such as Samuel Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than five hundred books, pamphlets and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism. Daniel Defoe was a writer, journalist and spy. He is known for being one of the first authors to write a novel. The Consolidator combines fantasy with contemporary political and social satire. The consolidator was a means of transport used to get to the moon. The consolidator is a chariot with two feathered winged creatures. The two creatures represent the houses of parliament. Each feather is an MP. The houses must consolidate to pass bills. The story can be read as an allegory or just read for its literary pleasure.