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Crater of Fear. 1962 Crater of Fear
by Patrick Moore
First Edition 1962
Burke Publishing Company
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by David A. Hardy
156 pages
Price: 9s.6d

A Robin North novel.

Reprinted in the Junior Pacemaker series in 1964.
Also reprinted in 1975.
Published in the US by Harvey House in 1962.

Publisher’s Blurb – Dust Jacket Flaps
Although the population of the various research stations on the moon is both international and harmonious, newcomers from earth still persist in bringing with them their outdated and dangerous ideas of national competition and prejudice.

In this sequel to WANDERER IN SPACE, Robin North and Rex Redmayne and their young Russian friend Nicholas Valinsky are again involved in exploits which require courage and skill in order to solve a new mystery and disperse the enmity which has once again arisen on the moon.

This time the moon is not menaced by a red asteroid from space but by an unknown terror which awaits the boys when they set off - in the rocket nicknamed Mabel - for a trip of investigation over the Dream Sea.

When Robin says, “I think we’ll alter the maps and re-name it the Nightmare Sea,” he gives some clue to what they find. But Patrick Moore describes - with authentic scientific and astronomical background - events which are so fraught with excitement and realism that to compare them with either dreams or nightmares is to underestimate the compelling style and tense atmosphere of this story.

Patrick Moore has been interested in the possibilities of space travel since his boyhood, though his main interests are in the field of pure astronomy.

During the war he served in the Royal Air Force as a bomber navigator, and in more recent years has concentrated on writing. His popular scientific books include Boys’ Book of Space (translated into French and Italian), Guide to the Moon, Guide to the Planets (both originally published some years ago, and now re-issued as paperback editions) and Guide to Mars, a popular survey of what is known about Mars itself.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and has been Director of the Mercury and Venus Section of the British Astronomical Association, as well as being associated with many foreign societies.

He is well known to millions on account of his monthly astronomical programme on BBC Television, The Sky at Night.

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