An electrifying, “superbly ingenious” classic of space survival from one of the most influential grandmasters of science fiction (Daily Express).
Expanding the Moon’s population hinges on building a thriving tourist industry. But when a prototype tourist craft called the Selene encounters a moonquake, the ship plummets under a vast body of liquid-fine moondust called the Sea of Thirst.
Time is running out for the passengers and crew while rescuers find their resources stretched to the limit by the unpredictable conditions of the lunar environment. Nominated for the Hugo Award in 1961, this brilliantly imagined story of human ingenuity and survival is a tour-de-force of psychological suspense and sustained dramatic tension sure to appeal to fans of Andy Weir’s The Martian.
“The best book yet about man’s most dramatic journey, the most exciting science fiction novel for years.” —The Evening Standard
“Expertly told and cruelly exciting to the end.” —Sunday Times
“Extremely good . . . with some superbly ingenious and exciting new twists!” —Daily Express
RosettaBooks; November 2012
- ISBN 9780795325397
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: A Fall of Moondust
- Author: Arthur C. Clarke
About The Author
One of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th and 21st century, Arthur C. Clarke is the author of over 100 novels, novellas, and short story collections that laid the groundwork for the science fiction genre. Combining scientific knowledge and visionary literary aptitude, Clarke's work explored the implications of major scientific discoveries in astonishingly inventive and mystical settings.
Clarke's short stories and novels have won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards, have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke's is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature.