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A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke
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Jun 11, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, science-fiction, arthur-c-clarke
Read in January, 1997

Close on the heels of the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 seems like a good time to revisit this book. A very real fear scientists had in the 60s was that a vehicle landing on the Moon would sink into deep pools of dust. In fact, this fear was real enough to dictate how Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon: carefully with one foot testing the ground, and with his hands still holding firmly to the lunar lander.

Such lethal quicksand-like dust pools appear not to exist after all. However, this novel is still a fun sci-fi read, imagining a moon with a strong human presence. If you are a fan of other Clarke novels, give this one a try.

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