Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon
The Other World: Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon (French: L’Autre monde ou les états et empires de la Lune) was the first of three satirical novels written by Cyrano de Bergerac. It was published posthumously in 1657 and, along with its companion work The States and Empires of the Sun, is considered one of the earliest published science fiction stories. Arthur C. Clarke credited the book with the first description of rocket-powered space flight, and with the invention of the ramjet.
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