In an article at the Triviagasm website titled The Roots of Today’s Science Fiction go back Centuries, I found this reference to one of my favorite (and arguably the earliest) satirists/sci-fi writers, Lucian of Samosata:

Syrian philosopher Lucian of Samosata never intended to write a piece of speculative fiction. Rather, his ironically titled epic was meant to satirize the elaborate, so-called

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Author: Micah Hanks

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