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Besides Voltaire's tale "Plato's Dream", Micromégas is a seminal paintings within the style of technological know-how fiction, and is an important improvement within the background of literature. THE dialog among MICROMEGAS AND THE INHABITANT OF SATURN His excellency having laid himself down, and the secretary approached his nostril: "It has to be confessed," acknowledged Micromegas, "that nature is filled with variety." "Yes," responded the Saturnian, "nature is sort of a parterre, whose plant life --" "Pshaw!" cried the opposite, "a truce along with your parterres." "It is," resumed the secretary, "like an meeting of reasonable and brown girls, whose dresses--" "What an outbreak have I to do along with your brunettes?" stated our traveller. "Then it truly is like a gallery of images, the strokes of which--" "Not at all," responded Micromegas, "I let you know as soon as for all, nature is like nature, and comparisons are odious."

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