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Often described as an alchemical allegory, John Crowley instead decided this is "the first science fiction novel". After all, "it's fiction; it's about the possibilities of a science; and it's a novel". No matter what else it might be, it's definitely one of the great outlandish stories in Western literature.
Public Domain (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By David S. Mathew on 07-24-17

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This is considered the foundational text of the Rosicrucian order, a secret society of alchemists traveling through Europe during the 1600s. Also, as Crowley points out, this is arguably the first science fiction story ever written. I won't pretend I understand almost any of the symbolism, but I still had fun with this, especially the early steampunk-esque technologies. If any of this sounds interesting to you, check it out!

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