One title to make the grade:
The First Men in the MoonRead about the other five titles to make Gioia's list.
by H.G. Wells
Jules Verne ridiculed this novel for its flippant disregard of Newton's laws. The propulsion device H.G. Wells uses to get to the moon is reminiscent of "Flubber" from Walt Disney's The Absent-Minded Professor.
Also see: Five best insider accounts of the Apollo moon landings.