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Archive Sci-fi/Fantasy Reads > 2019 April - The First Men in the Moon

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message 1: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8297 comments Mod
Our book of the month for April is The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells.


message 2: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8297 comments Mod
I have read three chapters so far and finding it is a fun read.
We have a mad scientist creating a substance that will lift things off the ground and a young man, failed business man and would-be playwright, going off into space to see what is on the moon.
I had no idea that the book would be so funny, but it is.


message 3: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8297 comments Mod
In chapter 11, our two intrepid explorers encounter mooncalfs and the inhabitants of the moon, the Selenites.


message 4: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8297 comments Mod
So far this has been a fast and entertaining read-and totally unrealistic.


message 5: by Book Nerd (new)

Book Nerd (book_nerd_1) | 379 comments It is kind of unrealistic. I guess the substance could be exotic matter.


message 6: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8297 comments Mod
Exotic is a good way to describe the subject matter.


message 7: by Book Nerd (new)

Book Nerd (book_nerd_1) | 379 comments I mean this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exotic_...
The negative mass part.


message 8: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8297 comments Mod
That is interesting Book Nerd. I was a literture major so science is not my strong point.
I always think it is fascinating when things in science fiction books turn out to be true, later on, as well as the technology.


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