Nazi rocket scientist Dr. Wernher von Braun wrote a science fiction novel in 1949 called Project Mars: A Technical Tale. The novel takes place in the 1980s and is about the first human mission to Mars and their encounter with benevolent Martians on the planet, including the Martian leader, Elon.
Ray Bradbury wrote the first draft of Fahrenheit 451 on a typewriter in UCLA Library’s basement that cost 10 cents for 30 minutes. 9 days and $9.80 later he had a short story titled ‘ The Fireman’ that was later expanded into Fahrenheit 451.
Johannes Kepler wrote the world’s first genuine science fiction in 1609. The novel advanced a Copernican model of the universe, described gravity decades before Newton, envisioned speech synthesis centuries before computers, and presaged space travel three hundred years before the Moon landing.
The director of the film adaptation of The Time Machine (2002) was H.G. Wells’ great-grandson. He was also a consultant for the future scenes in Back to the Future II.
The fish Sarpa salpa (known as the dreamfish) is hallucinogenic. In 2006, two men who ate the fish described experiencing frightening hallucinations that lasted for 36 hours. These hallucinogenic fishes suggested to contain DMT where one experience is described as “After eating, he experienced intense hallucinations with a science-fiction theme that included futuristic vehicles, images of space exploration, and monuments marking humanity’s first trips into space”.
True History is considered the earliest form of science fiction written in 2nd century about adventurers who travel to outer space and get involved in interplanetary warfare between the king of the Moon and the king of the Sun.
The first science-fiction work was written in the 2nd Century AD by a Greek named Lucian. It has aliens, inter-planetary warfare, and cloud-centaurs.