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Book Information: True History, a

True History, a (160) [Novel]
by Lucian of Samosata Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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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]
Original languages: Ancient Greek

Quotes:

Genre: FictionAdventureWild Frontiers And Exotic Lands
FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
FictionScience FictionAdventureSpace Travel & Exploration

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Collected Ancient Greek Novels (1989) [Anthology]
      Authors: Unknown Author , Lucian of Samosata , Longus , Chariton , Heliodorus , Pseudo-Callisthenes , Achilles Tatius , Xenophon of Ephesus , Pseudo-Lucian

Edition #1: A True Story

A True Story (1989)
Edition Details:

Published in Collected Ancient Greek Novels

Language: English

Translated by: B. P. Reardon
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Edition #2: A True Story

A True Story (1913)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: A. M. Harmon
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Edition #3: Lucian's True History

Lucian's True History (1634)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Francis Hickes
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Lucian's True History (1902)

Place of publication: London
Publisher: A.H. Bullen
Pages: 117
Notes (Library of Congress description): Reprinted from "Certaine select dialogues of Lucian together with his True historie, translated from the Greeke into English by Mr. Francis Hickes... Oxford, 1634.

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