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Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys
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Jan 28, 2012

it was ok
Read from January 16 to 28, 2012

It started out so well...

With a premise like the one this book has, it seemed like a must read. published and set in 1960 before we went to the moon, this sci-fi tells of space exploration. Some kind of implied NASA agency has created a cloning device that transports a pilot's double up to the moon to check things out. The astronaut can sense what his clone is experiencing. And there's an entity up there that keeps killing clones. Cool? One would think, right?

And the pilot that they rope into doing it next is a real tough guy/thrill seeker. He IS fascinating. And his girlfriend is hot and flirts with every man alive. Therein lies the problem. The story becomes a soap opera. Very little of it deals with the ghostly killing cloud on the moon. There is lots of character study in it, but very few chills.

I tried to take into account that this was written 50 years ago, but there were plenty of well-crafted masterpieces back then.

Gusto Dave
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