The First Men in the Moon
London: George Newnes, 1901. 8vo, vi, [ii], 342 pp. Original blue cloth stamped in black, white endpapers, a little scuffing to the cover and joints. First edition, third issue preceded by the American edition and two earlier variant bindings on this edition. This book was originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from December 1900 to August 1901 and published in hardcover in 1901, who called it one of his "fantastic stories". The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon undertaken by the two protagonists, a businessman narrator, Mr. Bedford, and an eccentric scientist, Mr. Cavor. Bedford and Cavor discover that the moon is inhabited by a sophisticated extraterrestrial civilisation of insect-like creatures they call "Selenites"... it has been argued that this is the first alien dystopia... (Wikipedia).
(Item Id: 110795)