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Thursday, December 8, 2022

A Fall of MoondustA Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I know it will sound kinda funny, but this 1961 book by Arthur C. Clarke had all the feel of a '60s stiff-upper-lip travelogue/misadventure TV SHOW. You know, the kind with the bright BBC announcer trying to downplay some really horrible events, possibly mass death?

That's this. It's definitely an adventure, though. Think avalanche, but on the moon, with all the different gravity and situation that it implies.

Not bad. It's definitely a book of its time, however, and a modern audience would expect something more of an emotionally overladen family/lover quarrel added to a desperate measure but with really big blaring horns or something to drive the point that we should be bawling our eyes out or something.

That isn't this, though. Cheerio! We've got this.

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