The Man in the Moone (1638) (Broadview Editions)

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This is the only edition of this remarkable novel, one of the earliest works of science fiction ever published. Arguably the first work of science fiction in English, Francis Godwin's "The Man in the Moone" was published in 1638, pseudonymously and posthumously. The novel, which tells the story of Domingo Gonsales, a Spaniard who flies to the moon by geese power and encounters an advanced lunar civilization, had an enormous impact on the European imagination for centuries after its initial publication. With its discussion of advanced ideas about astronomy and cosmology, the novel is an important example of both popular fiction and scientific speculation. This Broadview Edition includes a critical introduction that places the text in its scientific and historical contexts. The rich selection of appendices includes related writings by Godwin and his predecessors and contemporaries on magnetism, human flight, voyages to real and unreal lands, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. This is the only edition available.

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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 glossary is also included.

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"A remarkable tale of lunar travel and utopian vision, The Man in the Moone...offers an unparalleled window onto its intellectual and cultural world. It also had an impressive afterlife, inspiring celebrated works on imaginative travel and comic satire, earning a mention on some lunar maps, and inspiring writers such as Verne and Wells. This splendid edition by William Poole offers newly authoritative commentary with indispensable annotations on the novel's sources and significance. Poole's cleverly chosen appendices add rich materials from contemporary and subsequent texts." Simon Schaffer, University of Cambridge"

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