Friday, October 17, 2014

Heavenly Body of the Week: The Brick Moon

In 1869, a short story began to be published serially, in The Atlantic Monthly. The story was written by Edward Everett hale, and even though Jules Verne was writing about space travel at the time, this story is considered the first work of fiction to depict an actual space station. This space station was made entirely of bricks, hence the name, and is the true precursor of the science fiction genre. Huzzah!!

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3 comments:

  1. Hm. Not familiar with this one! Sounds intriguing.

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  2. Fun little story. I remember (barely) reading it in school, waaaay back when.

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  3. Never heard of this....interesting!

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