The First Men in the Moon

The First Men in the Moon

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Random House, Inc.
“Why do people read science fiction? In hopes of receiving such writing as this—a ravishingly accurate vision of things unseen; an utterly unexpected yet necessary beauty.” So says Ursula K. Le Guin in her Introduction to The First Men in the Moon, H. G. Wells’s 1901 tale of space travel. Heavily criticized upon publication for its fantastic ideas, it is now justly considered a science fiction classic.

Cavor, a brilliant scientist who accidentally produces a gravity-defying substance, builds a spaceship and, along with the materialistic Bedford, travels to the moon. The coldly intellectual Cavor seeks knowledge, while Bedford seeks fortune. Instead of insight and gold they encounter the Selenites, a horrifying race of biologically engineered creatures who viciously, and successfully, defend their home.

Baker & Taylor
A small group of scientists come up with a plan to reach the Moon, only to discover that Earth's supposedly barren satellite is inhabited by a thriving community of insects.

Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780812968316
Branch Call Number: SciFic Wells
Characteristics: xvii, 240 p. ; 21 cm


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Sep 19, 2016

Imaginative, descriptive, fun, & thought-provoking.


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