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The Other World

(1657)
(Other Worlds)
A novel by

 
 
In The Other World, French dramatist Cyrano de Bergerac tells of his fictional attempts to reach a lunar civilization that sees the Earth as its own moon, and the curious beings he find when he finally reaches there. This satirical novel, poking fun at the social and political mores of the time, is one of the earliest science fiction stories – including the first envisioning of a rocket-powered space flight, all the way back in 1657! – and inspired early science fiction including Jonathan Swift’s story Gulliver’s Travels.

An innovative and influential work.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

December 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Other World: The Comical History of the States and Empires of the World of the Moon (Earliest Sci-Fi) (Volume 2)
Author(s): Cyrano de Bergerac
ISBN: 1-5406-6482-1 / 978-1-5406-6482-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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June 1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: Other Worlds (SF Master S.)
Author(s): Savinien Cyrano De Bergerac
ISBN: 0-450-02995-6 / 978-0-450-02995-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library Ltd
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Other World: The Comical History of the States and Empires of the World of the Moon (Earliest Sci-Fi Collection)
Author(s): Cyrano de Bergerac
Publisher: Didcot House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU