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Urashima Taro (Short Story) (Early Science Fiction Series Book 4) David Lear

Urashima Taro (Short Story) (Early Science Fiction Series Book 4)

David Lear

Published May 26th 2012
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Kindle Edition
11 pages
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Urashima Taro is perhaps the earliest time travel tale ever written. This short story was written by an unknown Japanese author and dates from around the eighth century. It tells of a fisherman who saves a turtle from being tormented by children, andMoreUrashima Taro is perhaps the earliest time travel tale ever written. This short story was written by an unknown Japanese author and dates from around the eighth century. It tells of a fisherman who saves a turtle from being tormented by children, and is rewarded with a trip beneath the sea to the palace of a dragon god. He stays for just three days, but when he returns to his homeland he finds himself transported three hundred years into the future.Many people could be forgiven for thinking that concepts such as voyages into space, time travel, robots and extraterrestrials started in the nineteenth century with the works of Jules Verne, HG Wells and other science fiction pioneers. In truth, however, these ideas have far earlier origins, dating back a thousand years and more. Urashima Taro is the fourth tale in Firestone Books Early Science Fiction Series.For more information on our early science fiction stories visit www.firestonebooks.com