The First Men in the Moon (Modern Library) (Paperback)

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By H. G. Wells, Ursula K. Le Guin (Introduction by)
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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. Wells's 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.

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.

Praise For…

“Written with astonishing animation and lucidity.” —G. K. Chesterton

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812968316
ISBN-10: 081296831X
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: June 10th, 2003
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Modern Library (Paperback)