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The First Men in the Moon (Modern Library)

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“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. Wellss 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.

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An accident in a lab produces a strange substance that seems to defy gravity. Seizing upon this, a businessman and an eccentric genius immediately build a rocket and become the first interstellar travelers, but only one of the men returns to tell the tale.

About the Author

Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the greatest living writers of science fiction. Author of the bestselling Earthsea series, she lives in Oregon.

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ISBN:
9780812968316
Introduction:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Introduction:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Author:
Wells, H. G.
Author:
Guin, Ursula K. Le
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
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Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
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Science fiction
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Space flight to the moon
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Moon
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Satire
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Imperialism
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Science / General
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Modern Library classics
Series Volume:
10194
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.00x5.20x.58 in. .43 lbs.

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