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.