Science Fiction History: 1752 Voltaire publishes Micromegas
About the French author Voltaire who in 1752 published Micromegas possibly the first sci-fi book with aliens visiting Earth.
--1752. Voltaire (pseud. for Francois Marie Arouet)--French political scientist, satirist, and novelist--published Micromegas, perhaps the 1st appearance in literature of "aliens from outer space" visiting earth. These came from Saturn and from a planet in the solar system of the star Sirius, sometimes traveling by comet, sometimes by light-waves. Unlike us, with our 5 or 6 senses, the Sirian had a thousand, but the poor Saturnian had only 72.