|True History, a (160) [Novel]|
by Lucian of Samosata
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Arguably the first science fiction novel.
After informing the reader that everything he will write is untrue, Lucian proceeds to tell how his ship was hurled aloft by a whirlwind and after sailing in the air for several days, landed on the moon. There he finds himself in the middle of a war between the Moon and the Sun, and encounters the many strange beings inhabiting these worlds. Later his ship is swallowed by a whale, and after adventures (and more wars) inside the whale's belly, he visits other strange and fabulous lands.
Original title: Ἀληθῆ διηγήματα [Alethe diegemata; Latin: Verae historiae]
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Wild Frontiers And Exotic Lands
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor→ Satire
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Space Travel & Exploration
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Collected Ancient Greek Novels (1989) [Anthology]
Authors: Unknown Author
, Lucian of Samosata
, Achilles Tatius
, Xenophon of Ephesus