Moonrise: The Golden Age of Lunar Adventures


Moonrise: The Golden Age of Lunar Adventures


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Before the Apollo 11 mission succeeded in landing on the Moon in 1969, writers and visionaries were fascinated by how we might get there and what we might find. The Greeks and Romans speculated about the Moon almost two thousand years before H. G. Wells or Jules Verne wrote about it, but interest peaked from the late 1800s when the prospect of lunar travel became more viable.

This anthology presents twelve short stories from the most popular magazines of the golden age of SF – including The Strand Magazine, Astounding Science Fiction and Amazing Stories – and features classic SF writers as well as lesser-known writers for dedicated fans of the genre to discover. Includes stories by Arthur C. Clarke, Judith Merril and John Wyndham.

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Dimensions 130 × 190 mm

Mike Ashley

Author Bio

Mike Ashley is the author and editor of more than sixty books, and is one of the foremost historians of popular fiction. His books include Adventures in the Strand (British Library, 2016), Out of This World (British Library, 2011), and The Age of Storytellers (British Library, 2005). Most recently he is the author of a multi-volume history of science fiction magazines, published by Liverpool University Press.



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Paperback / softback

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