Thursday, March 24, 2011

10 early works every SciFi fan should read has assembled a very interesting list of very early works of science fiction some dating all the way back to the 5th century. A few like Frankenstein, and The Time MAchine are quite well known, but a few are so obscure and ancient that I am sure you will find something interesting and exciting! The complete list is below and the list with descriptive narrative is available at the above link.

Ramayana, (5th to 4th Century BCE) attributed to Valmiki

True History, (2nd Century) by Lucien

Urashima Taro,
(8th Century) by Unknown

One Thousand and One Nights,
9th Century) by Various Writers

Taketori Monogatari,
(10th Century) by Unknown

The Book of Fadil ibn Natiq
, (1268-1277) by Ibn al-Nafis

Utopia, (1516) by Thomas More

Frankenstein , (1818) by Mary Shelley

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1869) by Jules Verne

The Time Machine (1895) by H.G. Wells

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