Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lucian of Samosata

Lucian of Samosata was an Assyrian rhetorician, and satirist who wrote in the Greek language. Le Vere Narrationi, A True History, parodied some fantastic tales told by Homer in the Odyssey. Lucian anticipated “modern” fictional themes like voyages to the moon and Venus, extraterrestrial life and wars between planets centuries before Jules Verne and H. G. Wells or Douglas Adams. His novel is widely regarded as an early, if not the earliest science fiction work.

A True Story

Trips to the Moon

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