Monday, July 20, 2009

Six great moon novels

Accompanying his essay "Curse You, Neil Armstrong!," author Ted Gioia offers a list of "six great moon novels."

One title to make the grade:
The First Men in the Moon
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.
Read about the other five titles to make Gioia's list.

Also see: Five best insider accounts of the Apollo moon landings.

--Marshal Zeringue