The First Men In The Moon
By H.G. Wells
The classic science fiction novel rejoins the Masterworks list in an affordable hardback format and a new introduction by Lisa Tuttle.
Published over 100 years ago, this is one of Wells's greatest novels, and the only one of his scientific romances to embrace space travel.
Thanks to the discovery of an anti-gravity metal, Cavorite, two Victorian Englishmen travel to the Moon, where they encounter the extraordinary underground world of the Selenites, insect-like aliens living in a rigidly organised hive society.
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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11 Jul 2013
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