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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.


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.


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.
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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.


* 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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true".
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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.


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.


* SeventhEpisodeTwist: The explorers go to the moon.


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* MidSeasonTwist: The explorers go to the moon.


* 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.


* 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".\\
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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.
* 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.


* 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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* NoBiochemicalBarriers: Moon food is the same as human food -- onions, cheese, milk, etc. -- and edible for humans. The moon and sun are located ''within'' the Earth's atmosphere, as people believed at the time, so there's no atmospheric mismatch either.


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* RubberForeheadAliens: Moon People have leaves for ears and tails, removeable eyes and genitals, and only one toe per foot, but otherwise they basically look human.

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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.


This {{Satire}} is possibly the first ScienceFiction in Human history

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This {{Satire}} is possibly not the first ScienceFiction in Human history
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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* 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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* StandardHeroReward: Possibly parodied and turned upside-down: Our heroes help the Moon People in their war against the Sun People and are defeated. Nevertheless, the Moon King still rewards the main character with goods and give him his son as a spouse.


* LevelAte: The sailors visit an island with rivers of wine, and an island made entirely out of cheese in a sea of milk.

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* LevelAte: The sailors visit an island with rivers of wine, and an island made entirely out of cheese in a sea of milk. The cheese island is a pun on the Phoenician city of Tyre ("Tyros" in Greek), which is the same as the Greek word for cheese.



* WombLevel

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* WombLevel
WombLevel: The belly of the whale.

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