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Mellonta Tauta

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Published 2008 (first published August 8th 2000)
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Megan Mertens
Nov 30, 2011 Megan Mertens rated it liked it
Why do I always assume the voice of Robert Downy Jr. when I read Poe?
Amy Sturgis
There are times I hear Poe chuckling as I (re)read this, and other times I hear him sighing. Looking 1,000 years into the future, he imagines clearly how incompletely and incorrectly we may remember the past. His wry humor cannot hide the rather bleak and disturbing view.
♥Magic Wonderland☯♥☮
Mellona Tauta (On board balloon 'Skylark', April 1, 2848)

I liked that this tale by Mr. Poe is set in a futuristic future and has science fiction in it BUT reading it was boring.
The Reader in this story didn't grasp my love-in-attention-for-need-to-really-read-it.

Oct 29, 2013 Abby rated it it was ok
I like Poe's tone, this is a dry satirical story, but this story-line didn't hold my attention.
Dichotomy Girl
Jul 11, 2014 Dichotomy Girl rated it it was ok
This was probably clever and witty in it's day, but it doesn't particularly age well.
Dicle Çelebi
Oct 06, 2016 Dicle Çelebi rated it did not like it
I thought it would be a good story for my sci-fi class at university but I gave up reading as it is a rather dry hoax. Just because a story is set in the future, it doesn't mean that story will be exciting. He used science fiction to criticise his contemporaries, or the people in history. Although it has some interesting points like reminding us how we can forget our past easily (Aries Tottle, a Turkish philosopher, really?), I don't think my students would like reading this story.
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Začetak znanstvene fantastike.
Socijalističko društvo u balonima.
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The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher. This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of ...more
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