July 6, 2019

A True Story

A True Story is a novel written in the second century AD by Lucian of Samosata, a Greek-speaking author of Assyrian descent.

I love travel adventures, and I’m always curious to see how genres and narrative changes over time. I’ll have to add this one to my to-read list.

[A True Story] is the earliest known work of fiction to include travel to outer space, alien lifeforms, and interplanetary warfare. As such, A True Story has been described as “the first known text that could be called science fiction”.

July 6, 2019


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