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The First Men In The Moon

The First Men In The Moon

The classic space travel novel rejoins the Masterworks list with an introduction by Lisa Tuttle.

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ISBN 9781473218000
Barcode 9781473218000
Published 14 March 2017 by Orion Publishing
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Series F. Masterworks
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ISBN-13 9781473218000
ISBN-10 1473218004
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Gateway
Publication Date 14 March 2017
International Publication Date 12 January 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Series F. Masterworks
Category Science Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 216g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 900541

Description of this Book

'As we saw it first it was the wildest and most desolate of scenes. We were in an enormous amphitheatre, a vast circular plain, the floor of the giant crater. Its cliff-like wall closed us in on every side Thanks to the discovery of an anti-gravity metal, Cavorite, two Victorian Englishman decide to tackle the most prestigious goal - space travel. They construct a sphere that will ultimately take them to the moon. On landing, they encounter what seems like an utterly barren landscape but they soon find signs that the planet was once very much alive. Then they hear curious hammering sounds from beneath the surface, and come face to face with the Selenites, a race of insect-like aliens living in a rigidly organised hive society.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The Prospero of all the brave new worlds of the mind, and the Shakespeare of science fiction
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T. H. Huxley. He was awarded a first-class honours degree in biology and resumed teaching but had to retire after a kick from an ill-natured pupil afflicted his kidneys. He worked in poverty in London as a crammer while experimenting in journalism and stories. It was with THE TIME MACHINE (1895) that he had his real breakthrough.

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