Journey of an Inhabitant of the World of the Star Sirius into the Planet Saturn

This story is early science fiction. A philosopher by the name of Micromegas of the Star Sirius journeys through space to study the inhabitants of Saturn. Micromegas, a giant by any standard, finds the Saturnians to be small of stature and with limited senses and intellectual capacity by comparison.

However, Micromegas is intrigued by what he can learn from the Saturnian philosopher. Together the two philosophers travel in space until, by accident, they discover earth.

In the final installment, the philosophers, who find a way to communicate with the poor insignificant beings found on earth, argue and discuss their findings. Severely limited though they may be, the earthlings give signs of having an embryonic intelligence and primitive soul.


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