Luna at Troynovant:
a survey of phases of the Moon,
Lunar exploration, living, & industry
listed by Title

Forty years ago and more [since circa 1926], science-fiction writers seemed to be saying "People will reach the moon," and today this looks like dazzling prophecy. What they really were saying, however, was something slightly different and much more significant: "People can reach the moon if they want to badly enough." ... — and here, finally, we come to something of which I think science-fiction writers can be justly proud.

What science fiction has been doing ... is to shake up people's thinking, make them skeptical of dogma, get them used to the idea of change, let them dare to want new things. Nobody will ever know for sure how much effect these stories have had, but it is almost impossible to believe they have had none.

Damon Knight
"What is Science Fiction, Anyway?"
In Search of Wonder

Black Pits of Luna, The Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson

Discovery of a World in the Moone, The
  or, A Discourse Tending to Prove
  that 'tis probable there may be another
  habitable World in that Planet
John Wilkins RW Franson

Future History series Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson

Have Space Suit — Will Travel Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson

Lunar Fictions from Earthbound Imaginations
  Advice to Writers, 1959
RW Franson

Moon Is Hell, The John W. Campbell R Grube

New Solar System, The J. Kelly Beatty,
  Carolyn Collins Petersen
  & Andrew Chaikin
RW Franson

Past Through Tomorrow, The
  Future History Stories
Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson

Robert A. Heinlein
  A Reader's Companion
James Gifford RW Franson
Rocket Ship Galileo Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson

Rolling Stones, The

Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson

[In the Prince's apartments, London.]

Falstaff (to Prince Harry}:

... when thou art king let not us that are squires of the night's body be called thieves of the day's beauty. Let us be 'Diana's foresters', 'gentlemen of the shade', 'minions of the moon', and let men say we be men of good government, being governed, as the sea is, by our noble and chaste mistress the moon, under whose countenance we steal.
William Shakespeare
1 Henry IV, 1.2.20-26

Who Is Dancing on Heinlein's Moon?
Mysterious 1949 Ballet Performance
on the Set of Destination Moon
by William S. Higgins

Aerospace at Troynovant
air and space travel and development


Troynovant, or Renewing Troy:    New | Contents
  recurrent inspiration    Recent Updates
emergent layers of
untimely Reviews
& prismatic Essays


Books by Title:  A-B   C-F   G-L   M-R   S-Z
Pamphlets by Title   Stories by Title
Feature Films   Reels   Soundies

Essays by Title:  A-B   C-F   G-L   M-R   S-Z
  Memoirs   Postcards   Satires

If you do not see the Troynovant banner at the top,
and our navigation sidebar in blue links on the left,
please click on to enter our frameset.

Personae | Strata | Topography   

© 2001-2024 Franson Publications