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Destination Luna. 1955 Destination Luna
by Patrick Moore
First Edition 1955
Lutterworth Press
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by Patricia Cullen
Frontispiece+192 pages
Price: 6s

A standalone novel.

Publisher’s Blurb – Dust Jacket Flaps
Professor Savage’s house was protected by an electrified fence and behind this barrier lay a spaceship ready to take off for the moon with young Derek Meredith a member of the crew.

The spaceship Luna raced towards the moon and landed safely. For a few hours the crusty old professor, with Derek and one companion, explored the cracked, grey surface until disaster overtook them and they were trapped in a deep ravine. But that was not the worst, for when they returned to the Luna they found it was an utter wreck…

It is fitting that Patrick Moore should write about the moon for he is one of our leading lunar experts, and the author of four specialist books on the subject. In Destination Luna he tells a thrilling story, but more than that: from the depth of his knowledge he explains the theory of space-flight and probable conditions on the moon. This book will be enjoyed by every science-fiction enthusiast who likes his stories exciting and factual.


Patrick Moore was born in 1923. He has been interested in astronomy since the age of seven and while still a schoolboy was elected to the British Astronomical Association. During the war he served as a bomber navigator in the R.A.F. and he is now working as a full-time author with ten books to his credit.

Mr. Moore writes and lectures extensively on astronomical and space-flight subjects, is a Fellow and Council Member of the British Interplanetary Society, and has served on the Council of the British Astronomical Association. His main study is the Moon and planets (he is Secretary of the B.A.A. Lunar Section), and he makes observations with his own 12½-inch reflecting telescope with which he is seen in the photograph.

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