The First Men in the Moon

By (author)H. G. Wells


Embark on a thrilling adventure to the moon with two unlikely explorers, where they encounter wonders beyond imagination and not-so-friendly lunar natives. This timeless classic offers fascinating insights into human nature and is a must-read for fans of science fiction and adventure. Written by the acclaimed author of The War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells.


A pair of unlikely explorers journey to the moon in this imaginative tale of science and adventure from the author of The War of the Worlds

Hounded by creditors, Mr. Bedford retreats to a remote English village, where he meets the eccentric Mr. Cavor. Though he may not look it, Cavor is a genius and one of the world’s greatest inventors. His breakthrough is cavorite, an astonishing new substance manufactured from helium that is not bound by the laws of gravity. Bedford immediately sees the business potential of Cavor’s creation, reckoning a ship made of cavorite could take him the moon—the first step on a path to riches beyond his wildest dreams.

When Bedford and Cavor set out for the moon in a cavorite sphere, they find the Earth’s satellite to be more wonderful than either of them ever imagined. But they soon discover they are not alone on the lush lunar surface—and the natives are not exactly friendly.

A thrilling adventure story that offers fascinating insights into the nature of mankind, The First Men in the Moon is a timeless classic from “the father of modern science fiction.”

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Praise for H. G. Wells
“[Wells was] a formative influence upon the minds and imagination of countless men and women, of society itself, and our debt to him cannot but be sincerely and gratefully acknowledged.” —T. S. Eliot

“Whatever Wells writes is not only alive, but kicking.” —Henry James

“Wells occupies an honoured place in science fiction.” —Kingsley Amis
The son of a professional cricketer and a lady’s maid, H. G. Wells (1866–1946) served apprenticeships as a draper and a chemist’s assistant before winning a scholarship to the prestigious Normal School of Science in London. While he is best remembered for his groundbreaking science fiction novels, including The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau, Wells also wrote extensively on politics and social matters and was one of the foremost public intellectuals of his day. FROM THE BACK COVER
The First Men in the Moon (1901) is one of the most dazzling of Wells’s ‘scientific romances, ‘ and the last of the series which began with The Time Machine. Leaving their humdrum lives in Kent, Mr. Bedford and Mr. Cavor invade the moon and are captured by the ant-like Selenites. They are forced to confront their own littleness when viewed in a cosmic perspective, and the result is a highly entertaining satire on imperialism in particular and human frailty in general. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. Read more Continue reading Read less