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Herman Wouk
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The "Lomokome" Papers

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
As in the Caine Mutiny, which won him the Pulitzer Prize, Herman Wouk again writes of the Navy--but in a startling new way
Here is the eerily realistic account of a naval lieutenant's expedition to the moon -- and his strange encounter with its inhabitants.
But more than a "log" of life on the moon, this fantastic tale of space travel reads today like a dramatic prophecy of
Hardcover, 113 pages
Published July 1st 1982 by Queens House (first published 1956)
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Jan 19, 2010 Monstrodwhale rated it really liked it
Shelves: cold-war-fiction
Swiftian satire about the Cold War set on the moon. Written not long after WWII, it provides a fairly interesting take on the real differences between Democracy and Communism as well as a strange reading of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Ultimately, it's clever.
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Mar 26, 2017 Anthony Langley rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
Gave it two stars for the fact it was written before any man made object made it to space. Story is about a Navy Pilot who crashes on the moon and writes of his life after meeting the inhabitants of the moon. Just not a very good or well written story. Do not suggest anyone read it.
Sep 26, 2012 Tim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gave a three and that might have been generous. It has a number of issues that could be associated with the state of SF at the time it was written, but I did NOT factor that in. Rather, I found it to be a bit superficial and simplistic even given its date. It's weak in a number of ways - -lot, action, story-telling, etc. I don;t know why Wouk chose to write a SF story but it is obvious why he didn't continue. I'd be curious to know if he managed to sell this before getting more fame from his o ...more
Jan 26, 2013 Trina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is classic sci-fi; an attempt by a writer to work out human flaws and events using an alien race. Unfortunately, the appeal and momentum of this book is lost on me because of its age. Written in 1949 it is Wouk's "one effort at science fiction". It is heavily inspired by the events of World War II and everything in history that followed. Being far removed from the threat of nuclear war and having always known that men have walked on the moon, diminishes my appreciation of this book. However ...more
Dec 06, 2012 Jim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 6-star-books, war
6 star book.

the rules of reasonable war are given here. Herman Wouk's science fiction novel, the war on the moon has become bloodless, scientific logical and just as deadly and stupid as most wars. this book shaped how i think about war more than any other i've read.

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Herman Wouk is a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning Jewish American author with a number of notable novels to his credit, including The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance.

Herman Wouk was born in New York City into a Jewish family that had emigrated from Russia. After a childhood and adolescence in the Bronx and a high school diploma from Townsend Harris High School, he earned
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