The first men to fly to the Moon on Apollo 8 see something that simply shouldn't be there. Frank Borman doesn't tell NASA — because he's already been sworn to secrecy.
From Borman's perspective in lunar orbit, the Earth looks lonely and fragile in the blackness of space. Lonely, but not alone — the far side of the Moon is a perfect place to hide.
Sleeping Gods puts you inside the capsule on a mission so audacious the astronauts were only given a 50-50 chance of making it home alive.
Fancy flying to the Moon? Take a trip with the men who did it.
But could there really be a secret these astronauts have guarded for half a century?
Remarkable though their flight proves to be, Borman's journey becomes even more bizarre after splashdown.
An alternate take on space history to send your imagination into orbit — and it's just the beginning…
Coming in December 2018:
Go one step beyond Sleeping Gods with astronaut Frank Borman on a space journey kept secret from the world, in Apollo 8.1.
About the Author
About the author Matt Eaton was born under a wondering star in the Year of the Fire Horse. Believers knew the birth of a fire horse baby was to be avoided at all costs for such a child was fated to lead a life of irresponsibility and rebellion, spreading bad news among all concerned. Undeterred by the weight of such prognostication, Matt instead turned bad news into a vocation. He has been a working journalist for more than 30 years across print, broadcast and digital media. For the past 20 years he has been a reporter, presenter and producer at ABC News. Through the 1990s he spent seven years in Sydney at Triple Jay, the ABC’s youth network. It might be the only vaguely respectable media outlet in Australia that allowed Matt to simultaneously report on pro surfing and UFOs. Surfing might be the more respectable of the two, although perhaps only by a small margin. Matt travelled across Australia and the Pacific covering pro surfing world tour events for Triple Jay News. Such fun, such irresponsibility. He also travelled regularly, making two acclaimed radio documentaries for Triple Jay about his journeys through the Northern Territory and the United States. Matt began working on two feature film projects in the late 1990s with his father Barry and renowned film and TV director Michael Carson, however neither project made it to the screen. Michael Carson was lost to cancer in 2005. In 2006, Matt and his family moved to Queensland, where he took up work for the ABC as a news producer and newsreader. Matt spent several years developing his debut novel, Blank, a paranormal, post-apocalyptic thriller. An audio version of the book will be available in late 2015. Matt still lives in Brisbane with his wife and two daughters, very close to a flood-prone pony club. He neither owns nor rides horses, but is very fond of an open fire.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This little book was a pleasant surprise. Well research and written, the author gives a totally believable "alternate history" scenario of the Apollo 8. The book starts out as a no-nonsense factual account following the astronauts on their mission until suddenly, the story takes a sharp left-turn into a shocking discovery made all the more hair-raising because of its plausibility. I had only wished the book were longer, but it seems my wish is coming true because, although this is a stand-alone novella, by popular demand readers have apparently prompted the author to write Apollo 8.1 taking the story one step beyond. Can't wait for its release at the end of the year!
A very fun entertaining alternate take on Apollo 8. I loved the idea and thought it worked well as a story. I was hooked from the beginning as the writing and characters drew me in. It was so believable about what was on the dark side of the moon and that only certain people would know the real truth. It was a good story for a novella and did not feel unfinished or rushed.