A True Story

Lucian


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Widely hailed as the first science fiction story, A True Story, by Lucian of Samosata is a voyage to the edges of the universe and reason. Lucian's fantasy explores not only outer space, but also the Elysian fields, the geography of the Odyssey, and the interior of a giant whale. We get to meet Homer, Pythagoras, Socrates, and other immortals, as well as a host of bizarre creatures. The narrative breaks off in the second book. Whether there were more adventures or Lucian just ran out of ideas is unknown.

This book has 36 pages in the PDF version. This translation by A. M. Harmon was originally published in 1913.

Production notes: This ebook of A True Story was published by Global Grey in 2018.

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