Classic Moon Stories - the Complete Series

Classic Moon Stories - the Complete Series

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Classic Moon Stories - the Complete Series by Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Charles Willard Diffin, Garrett P. Serviss

The stories in the three-volume Classic Moon Stories series continue the pattern established in the two previous anthologies published by AfterMath: the seven volumes of Classic Mars Stories and the three volumes of Classic Venus Stories. This book contains the complete collection of these three volumes.

Volume 1 of the Classic Moon Stories series contains the following complete works:
Moon Lore, by Timothy Harley
Are the Planets Inhabited?, by E. Walter Maunder
Trips to the Moon, by Lucian of Samosata
The Discovery of a World in the Moone, by Michael Sparl and Edward Forrest
Moon Lore describes many moon-related religious beliefs and superstitions.
Are the Planets Inhabited? is a somewhat pedantic speculation that many more recent advances in scientific knowledge have shown to be impossible.
Trips to the Moon is the earliest known work to describe a visit to the Moon.
The Discovery of a World in the Moone is, in the words of the authors, "a discourse Tending to prove that 'tis probable there may be another habitable World in that Planet."

Volume 2 of the Classic Moon Stories series contains the following complete works:
The Moon Metal, by Garrett P. Serviss
The Moon Pool, by Abraham Merritt
The Moon Rock, by Arthur J. Rees
Dark Moon, by Charles Willard Diffin
Brood of the Dark Moon, by Charles Willard Diffin

The Moon Metal describes a new metal named "artemisium" whose discovery affects the world economy. The moon and mining play a prominent role.
The Moon Pool is a lunar mystery with a biological context that is set in the context of a purported report to a scientific organization.
The Moon Rock is a dark tale that focuses on a mysterious Moon rock.
Dark Moon involves three intrepid adventurers who take a mysterious voyage.
Brood of the Dark Moon is the sequel to "Dark Moon."

Volume 3 of the Classic Moon Stories series contains the following complete works:
From the Earth to the Moon, by Jules Verne
All Around the Moon. by Jules Verne
The First Men in the Moon, by H. G. Wells
Trips to the Moon, by Lucian of Samosata

From the Earth to the Moon was one of the most influential science fiction stories ever.. This highly creative novel illustrates why satellites should be launched as close as possible to the equator to take advantage of the Earth's rotational speed, a choice made by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for many of its launches.
All Around the Moon, also by Jules Verne, is the sequel to From the Earth to the Moon. It includes a description of water landings of spacecraft, a common sight for modern astronaut landings.
The First Men in the Moon describes H. G. Wells' distinctive views of the potential for human colonization of the Moon.
Trips to the Moon is interesting as description of a space trip that he imagined more than 1,800 years ago.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149682492
Publisher: AfterMath
Publication date: 07/16/2014
Series: Classic Moon Stories , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Widely regarded as the father of modern science fiction, Jules Verne (1828-1905) wrote more than seventy books and created hundreds of memorable characters. His most popular novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, is not only a brilliant piece of scientific prophecy, but also a thrilling story with superb, subtle characterizations.

Date of Birth:

February 8, 1828

Date of Death:

March 24, 1905

Place of Birth:

Nantes, France

Place of Death:

Amiens, France

Education:

Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris

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