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20 Awesome Novels About Aliens

By Matt Heckler May 22, 2013

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The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter

Possibly the oldest science fiction story in existence, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter is a 10th century Japanese folk tale that tells the story of a man who discovers a tiny baby in a piece of bamboo. The baby grows up to be the most beautiful girl in the village, only then to reveal that she is actually a visitor from the Moon who was sent to Earth as punishment. For those with an interest in the earliest days of sci-fi, check this one out!

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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