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Satire or the First Science Fiction? Lucian of Samosata’s A True History

By Wu Mingren, contributing writer, Ancient Origins A True History (known in its original Greek as Alēthē diēgēmata, or in Latin as Vera Historia) is a story written by Lucian of Samosata, an author of Syrian / Assyrian origin who lived during the 2nd century AD. Lucian is famous for his satirical works, and ‘A

Voyage To The Moon

Considering the strange nature of this tale, we simply can’t launch into this without a little background information. The sheer insanity of the story might permeate through your computer screen and cause you to question your own grasp on reality. Let’s take a few baby steps, shall we? Lucian’s True History is a blatant parody