The Pierson’s Puppeteers are 3-legged and 2-headed creatures. Meanwhile, the kzin are cat-like humanoids with a rich warrior-based history.
In the majority of science fiction, aliens and humans interact.
Writers make up new species of intelligent life, why not make up who new planets? Lewis split characteristics into species in a similar manner to Burrourghs, but like Stapledon made some of them non-humanoid.
By then, the idea that human-shaped creatures were the pinnacle of evolution was waning within science fiction.
Godwin begins his tale with a suggestion that a voyage to the moon would be the equivalent of the early explorations into what is now the U. A man of means gains favor with a Spanish Duke by committing robbery and murder.
A series of unfortunate events leads him to create a flying machine powered by creatures bred to counter the earth’s magnetic field and he finds himself on the moon. by Voltaire, published in 1752, has pretty much no plot but almost certainly features the first aliens from beyond the moon; indeed, the solar system. Micromégas is the main character and an inhabitant of a planet orbiting Sirius.Would “the rout of civilisation, of the massacre of mankind” have occurred of the Martians looked like you and me?Meanwhile, Mars was the planet of choice for many new science-fiction authors, and Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs populated his planet with a range of different aliens.Norman Bean published a serial story from February 1912 through to July that same year.Called (1920) by David Lindsay features a made-up planet (Tormance) orbiting the real Arcturus, which is a double star system, consisting of stars Branchspell and Alppain Olaf Stapledon created an entire universe in , published in 1937.Dreamers and readers have always been fascinated with the idea of the otherworldly, the extraterrestrial, the alien.So long as we have been telling stories, those stories have contained life beyond what is seen—be they gods, monsters, or, for the purposes of this essay, aliens.As science and understanding of the natural world advanced and were accepted as just animals, science-fiction writers seemed to feel more freedom of imagination.Lewis was of course very religious and, as with Stapledon, the question of aliens as religious figures is addressed. Clarke features aliens that have benevolently overseen human evolution but have the appearance of Satan.Some have argued that the scientist Johannes Kepler’s work of fiction—published in 1634 is the first work of science fiction that features an alien.In it, a boy named Duracotus is magically transported to the moon by a demon.