The First Men in the Moon Kindle Edition
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I found parts of it quite funny. However looking back, I wonder if they were funny on purpose or I am seeing it wrong. Some bits were quite brilliant. Some bits were a bit sexist. I think our narrator Mr. Bedford is a big jerk and there is no way Star Trek Academy would let him in the door. Hell there is probably a big section in there first contact manual's about how not to do something labeled Mr. Bedford.
It was a very interesting science fiction novel. I don't understand why it is not better known. I think the world building was wonderful. I know that the moon is not really that way but it is science fiction. Our moon is a dead thing but maybe there is another world out there with a moon such as this book's one. I like the descriptions of the aliens. Backtracking I know but the world building is very good. There is lots of layers, lots of details.
Recap. Very good science fiction but dated. Don't let you stop you from reading this book. Mr. Bedford in my opinion is a jerk. Wells made me want this moon.
I bought this particular book for my mother when she had glaucoma surgery and knew she'd be entertained. Being in her 80's, she said it was like listening to an "old time radio show," having had the pleasure of hearing some of those (thanks to my parents), I totally agree.
This particular book; "First Men in the Moon," is brilliant (and also has a guest "voice" of William Shatner). It's hard to imagine that H G Wells was so incredibly far ahead of his time. His stories (even though out-dated as far as actual facts for our modern minds) still envelopes you and takes you away to the wonderful worlds he creates.
"Alien Voices" has brought these brilliant stories to new life and hopefully are introducing them to new audiences who would leave the paperback on the shelf because it's just "some old book." Thank YOU John De Lancie and Leonard Nimoy for bringing these wonderful books to life. I only wish they were more affordable! :)
Take my advice, try ANYTHING "Alien Voices," you'll be as hooked as I am.