Monday, October 19, 2009

Ten of the best journeys to the Moon

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best journeys to the Moon.

One novel on his list:
From Earth to the Moon, by Jules Verne

American gun-enthusiast Impey Barbicane makes a wager that he can design a canon that will fire men from the Earth. After much argument and calculation, the huge gun is sited on a hill in Florida (not far from the present-day Nasa space centre). Michel Ardan (a French adventurer and Verne's representative) joins two Americans on the successful trip.
Read about the other nine Moon journeys on Mullan's list.

Also see a five best list of insider accounts of the Apollo moon landings and Ted Gioia's list of six great moon novels.

--Marshal Zeringue