Science Fiction History: 1657: Cyrano de Bergerac writes Sci-fi
About Cyrano de Bergerac who stuck his nose in the sci-fi game in 1657 with A Voyage to the Moon complete with rocket propulsion and moon-men.
--1657. Cyrano de Bergerac (famous as the large-nosed lover of Rostand's play) wrote A Voyage to the Moon, and seemed to be the 1st to employ rockets as his means of propulsion, although they were of the firecracker variety. The naked moon-men had 4 legs, musical voices, and firearms that not only shot game but cooked it! Glowworms were used for illumination; sunrays were caught and kept in transparent globes. There were also talking book-machines.