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Lucian's True History

by Lucian Samosata

It is a whimsical account of a journey to outer space and other fantastical lands. Lucian's True History features a mix of adventure, humor, and social commentary, all woven together with wit and imagination. The story follows the narrator and his companions as they encounter a variety of bizarre creatures and explore strange new worlds. Lucian's True History has been highly influential in the development of science fiction as a genre. It is notable for its use of humor and satire to critique contemporary society, as well as its imaginative depictions of alien life and advanced technology. The book also contains a number of literary and philosophical references, making it a fascinating and thought-provoking read for scholars and general readers alike. Overall, Lucian's True History is a timeless classic that continues to captivate readers with its imaginative storytelling and insightful social commentary. Its enduring popularity is a testament to Lucian's skill as a writer and his lasting impact on the world of literature.

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2nd century BCE


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Lucian Samosata

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Lucian of Samosata was an ancient Greek satirist, rhetorician and pamphleteer who is best known for his characteristic tongue-in-cheek style, with which he frequently ridiculed superstition, religious...

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