<![CDATA[First Men in the Moon, The by WELLS, H. G.]]> Britain won the Moon Race! Decades before Neal Armstrong took his "giant leap for mankind" two intrepid adventurers from Lympne, England, journeyed there using not a rocket, but an antigravity coating.

Mr. Bedford, who narrates the tale, tells of how he fell in with eccentric inventor Mr. Cavor, grew to believe in his researches, helped him build a sphere for traveling in space, and then partnered with him in an expedition to the Moon.

What they found was fantastic! There was not only air and water, but the Moon was honeycombed with caverns and tunnels in which lived an advanced civilization of insect-like beings. While Bedford is frightened by them and bolts home, Cavor stays and is treated with great respect.

So why didn't Armstrong and later astronauts find the evidence of all this? Well, according to broadcasts by Cavor over the newly-discovered radio technology, he told the Selenites too much about mankind, and apparently, they removed the welcome mat! (Summary by Mark)

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LibriVox Britain won the Moon Race! Decades before Neal Armstrong took his "giant leap for mankind" two intrepid adventurers from Lympne, England, journeyed there using not a rocket, but an antigravity coating.

Mr. Bedford, who narrates the tale, tells of how he fell in with eccentric inventor Mr. Cavor, grew to believe in his researches, helped him build a sphere for traveling in space, and then partnered with him in an expedition to the Moon.

What they found was fantastic! There was not only air and water, but the Moon was honeycombed with caverns and tunnels in which lived an advanced civilization of insect-like beings. While Bedford is frightened by them and bolts home, Cavor stays and is treated with great respect.

So why didn't Armstrong and later astronauts find the evidence of all this? Well, according to broadcasts by Cavor over the newly-discovered radio technology, he told the Selenites too much about mankind, and apparently, they removed the welcome mat! (Summary by Mark)

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LibriVox info@librivox.org <![CDATA[Mr. Bedford Meets Mr. Cavor at Lympne]]> No No <![CDATA[The First Making of Cavorite]]> No No <![CDATA[The Building of the sphere]]> No No <![CDATA[Inside the Sphere]]> No No <![CDATA[The Journey to the Moon]]> No No <![CDATA[The Landing on the Moon]]> No No <![CDATA[Sunrise on the Moon.]]> No No <![CDATA[A Lunar Morning.]]> No No <![CDATA[Prospecting Begins.]]> No No <![CDATA[Lost Men in the Moon]]> No No <![CDATA[The Mooncalf Pastures]]> No No <![CDATA[The Selenite's Face]]> No No <![CDATA[Mr. Cavor Makes Some Suggestions]]> No No <![CDATA[Experiments in intercourse]]> No No <![CDATA[The Giddy Bridge]]> No No <![CDATA[Points of View]]> No No <![CDATA[The Fight in the Cave of the Moon Butchers]]> No No <![CDATA[In the Sunlight]]> No No <![CDATA[Mr. Bedford Alone]]> No No <![CDATA[Mr. Bedford in Infinite Space]]> No No <![CDATA[Mr. Bedford at Littlestone]]> No No <![CDATA[The Astonishing Communication of Mr. Julius Wendigee]]> No No <![CDATA[An Abstract of the Six Messages First Received from Mr. Cavor]]> No No <![CDATA[The Natural History of the Selenites]]> No No <![CDATA[The Grand Lunar]]> No No <![CDATA[The Last Message Cavor Sent to the Earth]]> No No