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Pages (PDF): 36
Publication Date: This translation by A. M. Harmon, 1913
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.