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Monday, 6 May 2019
Book of the Month: A Voyage to the Moon
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission, I thought it might be fun to explore the early days of science fiction stories about voyages to the Moon. This one is by George Tucker, writing in 1827. His hero, Joseph Atterley, falls captive in Burma where he is befriended by an old Brahmin hermit who has an extraordinary scientific knowledge. Ancient Indian science has long ago revealed a method of travelling in space. The two men plan a trip to the Moon and comment on early 19th century society on the way.