By Robert P. Fitton
Centuries before Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.G. Wells, and Jules Verne, Johannes Kepler unlocked the secrets of planetary motion but he also wrote a short work, The Somnium , a sixteenth century story about going to the moon. His mother's occult powers enabled travel to find life on the moon. The tale was published posthumously in 1634.
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