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First Men in The Moon - H.G. Wells
First Men in The Moon
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Two men left for the moon -- but only one will come back...Cavor, a brilliant scientist, accidentally produces a gravity-defying substance. And what to do with a substance like that? Well, if it's the turn of the twentieth century, when Wells was writing, the only thing to do was build a... show more
Two men left for the moon -- but only one will come back...Cavor, a brilliant scientist, accidentally produces a gravity-defying substance. And what to do with a substance like that? Well, if it's the turn of the twentieth century, when Wells was writing, the only thing to do was build a spaceship and travel to the moon. Cavor just wants to understand the moon, but along on the trip with him is Bedford, a cold and calculating business man who's in it for nothing but money. Instead of insight and gold they encounter the Selenites, a horrifying race of biologically engineered creatures vaguely reminiscent of jumped-up ants, who viciously -- and successfully -- defend their home...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." -- Ursula K. Le Guin"
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 0753820226
Publisher: Phoenix
Pages no: 186
Edition language: English
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Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it
2.0 The First Men in the Moon
Would we have a colony on the Moon if it had gold and a native peoples to wipe out? We know the answer if they had oil.Perennial conman, Bedford, has escaped his creditors by hiding in the countryside. Here he meets an inventor, Cavor, who is a genius with no idea what they are doing. Bedford cons C...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 The First Men in the Moon
I think that Wells is an underrated writer and that this book is underrated within his works. It is better than The Invisible Man and almost as good as War of the Worlds, which is in many ways a companion piece to this work.The story concerns two men Mr. Bedford, the narrator and the scientist Cavo...
Edward
Edward rated it
4.0 The First Men in the Moon
Biographical NoteIntroductionFurther ReadingNote on the Text--The First Men in the MoonNotes
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
2.0 H.G. Well's moon book
There are a few books that come to mind when people mention H.G. Wells, but this particular book does not tend to be one of them. It is not a story, or a novel, per se, and seems to wind up with Wells philosophising on the perfect society. The story itself is divided into two parts with the first, a...
denisebetteridge
denisebetteridge rated it
Not much to say about this one, it was light on pretty much everything. I'd just seen the movie a couple of weeks ago and it was the same. Not terribly interesting.
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