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A Fall of Moondust. 1961 A Fall of Moondust
by Arthur C. Clarke
First Edition 1961
Harcourt, Brace & Company
New York
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by Arthur Hawkins
248 pages
Price: $3.95

A Fall of Moondust, a novel by Arthur C. Clarke.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1970 printing of the Gollancz hardback edition, ISBN 0575005416.

Publisher’s Blurb – Jacket Flap
Arthur Clarke has previously been known as a master of science fiction—"science fiction of the finest quality: original, imaginative, disturbing", as Kingsley Amis has put it: henceforth he will be known as a master of suspense. The fact that the entire action takes place on the moon in the 21st century, and that the condition of lunar life decades hence is depicted with high imagination and extraordinarily convincing authenticity, is no more than an "extra", though a delightful one. The heart and core of the book is this: Will the crew and passengers of the Dust-cruiser 'Selene', buried 15 metres down in the Sea of Thirst, be finally rescued before half a dozen possible catastrophes occur to destroy them?

As an adventure story of great originality and continuous excitement, there has been little for many years to equal it.

"The best book Arthur Clarke has done"
—John Wyndham

"The most plausible and exciting story of its kind that I have yet read"
—Dennis Wheatley

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