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20th Apr '18 9:53:53 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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This {{Satire}} is not the first ScienceFiction in Human history (as it was written in response to an earlier, now lost, space-travel novel) but if it is Scifi it is one of the oldest examples, and the single oldest surviving one, dating to the 2nd century AD. Lucian intended the work to be a satire of contemporary sources, who describe the most ridiculous myths as being true facts, so the work is packed with things even more exaggerated and absurd while describing itself as an entirely true story.

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This {{Satire}} is not the first ScienceFiction in Human history (as it was written in response to an earlier, now lost, space-travel novel) but if it is Scifi SF it is one of the oldest examples, and the single oldest surviving one, dating to the 2nd century AD. Lucian intended the work to be a satire of contemporary sources, who describe the most ridiculous myths as being true facts, so the work is packed with things even more exaggerated and absurd while describing itself as an entirely true story.
8th Mar '18 6:41:43 PM Wuz
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This {{Satire}} is not the first ScienceFiction in Human history (as it was written in response to an earlier, now lost, space-travel novel) but if it is Scifi it is one of the oldest examples, dating to the 2nd century AD.

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This {{Satire}} is not the first ScienceFiction in Human history (as it was written in response to an earlier, now lost, space-travel novel) but if it is Scifi it is one of the oldest examples, and the single oldest surviving one, dating to the 2nd century AD.
AD. Lucian intended the work to be a satire of contemporary sources, who describe the most ridiculous myths as being true facts, so the work is packed with things even more exaggerated and absurd while describing itself as an entirely true story.
22nd Aug '15 1:31:19 PM Blackshadowydarkness
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This {{Satire}} is not the first ScienceFiction in Human history (as it was written in response to an earlier, now lost, space-travel novel) but if it is Scifi it is one of the oldest examples, dating to the 2nd century CE.

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This {{Satire}} is not the first ScienceFiction in Human history (as it was written in response to an earlier, now lost, space-travel novel) but if it is Scifi it is one of the oldest examples, dating to the 2nd century CE.
AD.
8th Nov '13 4:30:41 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* AllPlanetsAreEarthLike: The Moon, albeit filled with all sorts of wacky monsters, is otherwise earth-like, but it gets even more weird when it turns out there are also civilizations (and people, and trees) on the Sun and several stars.

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* AllPlanetsAreEarthLike: The Moon, albeit filled with all sorts of wacky monsters, is otherwise earth-like, but it gets even more weird when it turns out there are also civilizations (and people, and trees) on the Sun and several stars. Of course, this is probably a case of ScienceMarchesOn.
8th Nov '13 4:29:39 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: Parodied. Despite the story being obviously an outrageous {{tall tale}}, the narrator and the title itself contend that it is "entirely true".\\
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Except at one point, when the author inserts a SuspiciouslySpecificDenial to the effect that he has never ever ''ever'' seen or heard or been told about ''any'' events even ''remotely'' like the ones depicted in this book, and warns the reader (a little too strenuously) not to believe a single word of it.

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* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: Parodied. Despite the story being obviously an outrageous {{tall tale}}, the narrator and the title itself contend that it is "entirely true".\\
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Except
true".
**Except
at one point, when the author inserts a SuspiciouslySpecificDenial to the effect that he has never ever ''ever'' seen or heard or been told about ''any'' events even ''remotely'' like the ones depicted in this book, and warns the reader (a little too strenuously) not to believe a single word of it.



* BizarreAlienReproduction: Moon people are all "male" (what we'd probably call hermaphroditic). In addition to the removeable genitals, they reproduce with gay sex, apparently involving kneecaps, then store fetuses in their calves. They can also plant testical trees that look like giant penises, and grow people on the branches.

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* BizarreAlienReproduction: Moon people are all "male" (what we'd probably call hermaphroditic). In addition to the removeable genitals, they reproduce with gay sex, apparently involving kneecaps, then store fetuses in their calves. They can also plant testical testicle trees that look like giant penises, and grow people on the branches.
8th Nov '13 4:27:50 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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A group of adventurers sail from Greece to the Atlantic Ocean and get shot up to the moon by a giant water spout. When they arrive, they quickly get caught up in the war between the moon and the Sun over the colonization of Venus.

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A parodic adventure novel by Greek writer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucian_of_samosata Lucian of Samosata]]. A group of adventurers sail from Greece to the Atlantic Ocean and get shot up to the moon by a giant water spout. When they arrive, they quickly get caught up in the war between the moon and the Sun over the colonization of Venus.
8th Jul '13 5:02:14 AM SeptimusHeap
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* SeventhEpisodeTwist: The explorers go to the moon.


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* MidSeasonTwist: The explorers go to the moon.
13th Jun '13 7:48:05 AM ArcadesSabboth
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* AllPlanetsAreEarthLike: The Moon, albeit filled with all sorts of wacky monsters, is otherwise earth-like, but it gets even more weird when it turns out there is also civilization (and people, and trees) on the Sun.

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* AllPlanetsAreEarthLike: The Moon, albeit filled with all sorts of wacky monsters, is otherwise earth-like, but it gets even more weird when it turns out there is are also civilization civilizations (and people, and trees) on the Sun. Sun and several stars.
13th Jun '13 7:47:42 AM ArcadesSabboth
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* AncientGreece: Or, more accurately, hellenic Greece.
* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: Parodied. Despite the story being obviously an outrageous {{tall tale}}, the narrator and the title itself contend that it is "entirely true".
** Except at one point, when the author inserts a SuspiciouslySpecificDenial to the effect that he has never ever ''ever'' seen or heard or been told about ''any'' events even ''remotely'' like the ones depicted in this book, and warns the reader (a little too strenuously) not to believe a single word of it.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Moon people. Among various things, they store fetuses in their calves and can remove and replace their own genitals (which are made of gold for the nobles and wood for the poors) at will.

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* AncientGreece: Or, more accurately, hellenic Hellenistic Greece.
* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: Parodied. Despite the story being obviously an outrageous {{tall tale}}, the narrator and the title itself contend that it is "entirely true".
**
true".\\
\\
Except at one point, when the author inserts a SuspiciouslySpecificDenial to the effect that he has never ever ''ever'' seen or heard or been told about ''any'' events even ''remotely'' like the ones depicted in this book, and warns the reader (a little too strenuously) not to believe a single word of it.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Moon people. Among various things, other traits, they store fetuses in their calves sweat milk (and use it to make cheese), and can remove and replace their own eyeballs and genitals (which are made of gold for the nobles and wood for the poors) at will.will.
* BizarreAlienReproduction: Moon people are all "male" (what we'd probably call hermaphroditic). In addition to the removeable genitals, they reproduce with gay sex, apparently involving kneecaps, then store fetuses in their calves. They can also plant testical trees that look like giant penises, and grow people on the branches.



* OneGenderRace: The lunar people.

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* OneGenderRace: The lunar people.people are all male.
13th Jun '13 7:42:53 AM ArcadesSabboth
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* HorseOfADifferentColor: The king of the Moon rides on a vulture-horse.

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* GiantSpider: Space invasions are accomplished by getting ginormous spiders to spin webs between the Moon and Sun, so the armies can walk accross. While the Moon and Sun are sailing around the sky. Don't fall off!
* HorseOfADifferentColor: The king and knights of the Moon rides on a vulture-horse.vulture-horse. Other aliens ride a wide variety of animals like giant bugs and wingless birds.
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