Monday, October 19, 2009

Ten of the best fictional journeys to the Moon

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best journeys to the Moon.

One novel on his list:
The First Men in the Moon, by HG Wells

An industrialist, Bedford, and an eccentric scientist, Cavor, travel to the Moon together. The trip is made possible by Cavor's discovery of Cavorite, a substance that negates the effects of gravity. They discover that the Moon has a breathable atmosphere and is inhabited by the Selenites, insect-like aliens living in cities beneath the moon's surface. They turn out not to be friendly...
Read about another Moon journey on Mullan's list.

The First Men in the Moon also appears on Ted Gioia's list of six great moon novels.

--Marshal Zeringue