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The Man in the Moone

The Man in the Moone

(1996)
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Perhaps the first science fiction tale written in the English language, The Man in the Moone, written by Francis Godwin, was an influential work first published in 1638. In this fanciful tale the narrator, Domingo Gonsales, tells how he used a flock of birds to take him to the Moon. Here he discovers that the citizens of the Moon are Christians who live in a Utopian paradise. In this version, edited for Firestone Books, the spelling and punctuation have been modernized, and some minor amendments have been made. A useful glossary explaining archaic and obscure words is also included. Firestone Books also has a separate collection True History and Other Early Science Fiction Tales - a fantastic collection dating back millennia. It is possible that True History, an early lunar tale written almost two thousand years ago, influenced The Man in the Moone.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1996 : UK Hardback
Title: The Man in the Moone
Author(s): Francis Godwin
ISBN: 1-873827-64-4 / 978-1-873827-64-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Logaston Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: The Man in the Moone
Author(s): Francis Godwin
ISBN: 1-55111-896-3 / 978-1-55111-896-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Broadview Press
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