Fun Facts Friday: The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / July 27, 2012

Yesterday I posted about H.G. Wells’ classic sci-fi book The First Men in the Moon which I read because: a) I wanted to read it b) It’s a classic book c) It was for my League of Extraordinary Gentel-Man of la Book challenge which I highly recommend you join if you haven’t so far. It is not only a great challenge, but you’ll also be the life of the party and the envy of all your friends and enemies. More books by H. G. Wells 1 ) The book is considered a “scientific romance” (I have not idea what that means either) and was the first science fiction book Wells published in the 20th Century (1901). 2 ) C.S. Lewis publicly stated that The First Men in the Moon is “the best of the sort I have read”. He was talking about science fiction books. 3 ) The book is considered the first alien dystopia book and is created with creating a sub-genre of science fiction featuring intelligent social aliens who are insect like. 4 ) Dr. Cavor and his gravity defying material called Cavorite became major plot device in several other books by Wells and others. 5 ) Dr….

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