Micromegas is a fictional story written in 1752 by the French philosopher and satirist, Voltaire. The tale recounts the visit to Earth of a being from a planet circling the star Sirius, and of his companion from the planet Saturn. The two provide philosophical insight on Western culture through the view of alien beings that were near-immortal. David had a copy of this text in his bookshelf. When the players visited the Abandoned Cabin, Niklos insisted that this and the other books on the shelf were clues to the ultimate truth.