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The Golden Age of Lunar Adventures

Edited by Mike Ashley

British Library Science Fiction Classics


352 Pages, 5.25 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: September 2018

ISBN 9780712352758

Rights: US & CA

British Library Publishing (Sep 2018)

Price: $14.95


A collection of classic sci-fi stories by a roster of authors including Arthur C. Clarke, H.G. Wells, and John Wyndham

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 2000 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 11 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.


"Ashley delivers a robust collection of 12 short science fiction classics representing the era when the moon was the center of the fantastic literary imagination." —Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Mike Ashley is the author and editor of more than 60 books, and is one of the foremost historians of popular fiction.