Considered by some to be the father of modern science fiction, Wells' great scientific romance The First Men in the Moon (1901) is a prophetic description of the methodology of space flight, and tells the story of a Lunar voyage powered by an antigravity device.
Publisher : Electric Book Company
published : 1999
H. G. Wells' 1901 science fiction novel The First Men in the Moon tells the story of a voyage to the moon by Mr. Bedford, a businessman plagued by financial problems, and Dr. Cavor, a brilliant and somewhat eccentric scientist. On arrival they discover that the moon is already inhabited by an advanced underground civilization of insect-like beings...
Publisher : The Floating Press
published : 1901
Written by John Ferling, one of America's leading historians of the Revolutionary era, The First of Men offers an illuminating portrait of George Washington's life, with emphasis on his military and political career. Here is a riveting account that captures Washington in all his complexity, recounting not only his familiar sterling qualities--courage,...
Publisher : Oxford University Press
published : 2010
This book tells the story of Apollo 11 and dispels the myth that NASA faked the moon landings. The story is brought to life by exploiting the flight plan, mission report, in-flight transcripts (including conversations among the crew in the spacecraft that were not transmitted) and post-flight debriefing. It features scans recently produced by NASA...
Publisher : Springer New York
published : 2007
What If Bedford and Cavor Landed on the Moon? ?Over me, about me, closing in on me, embracing me ever nearer, was the Eternal, that which was before the beginning and that which triumphs over the end; that enormous void in which all light and life and being is but the thin and vanishing splendour of a falling star, the cold, the stillness, the...
Publisher : Xist Publishing
published : 2015
?Why do people read science fiction? In hopes of receiving such writing as this?a ravishingly accurate vision of things unseen; an utterly unexpected yet necessary beauty.? So says Ursula K. Le Guin in her Introduction to The First Men in the Moon , H. G. Wells?s 1901 tale of space travel. Heavily criticized upon publication for its fantastic ideas,...
Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
published : 2007
It is a universal fact that men die before women. But the causes of this have long remained unexplored. In this trailblazing book, Dr. Marianne Legato--an expert in gender specific health--examines the reasons behind men's fragility and explains what they need to do to live longer. A bestselling author and Professor of Medicine at Columbia University,...
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
published : 2008
When penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write a play, he meets by chance the brilliant Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that blocks gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments, only to tell a stunned Bedford the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity: a...
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
published : 2005
At the village of Lympne, on the south coast of England, the failed playwright Mr Bedford meets the brilliant inventor Mr Cavor, and together they invade the moon. The First Men in the Moon is an inspired and imaginative fantasy of space travel and alien life, a satire of turn-of-the-century Britain
Publisher : OUP Oxford
published : 2016
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. The First Men in the Moon is a 1901 scientific romance novel by the British author H. G. Wells. '' The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon undertaken by the two main protagonists, the impoverished businessman Mr Bedford and the...
Publisher : MobileReference.com
published : 2008