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A Fall of Moondust

A Fall of Moondust - Arthur C. Clarke

A bunch of ordinary people stuck in a tin can below the surface of the moon, battling one catastrophe after another, what is not to love? This is one of my favourite books and I can read it time and again, as indeed I have. So it seems a little dated? That is ok, after all it was written 53 years ago. If you ask me, it has stood the test of time pretty well. I read a review in which the reviewer considered it to be sexist – well, I don’t agree. Put it in the context of the time it was written, it is remarkably forward thinking. There may not be any female scientists in the story but I can live with that, there still aren’t as many as there should be in real life today. There are no aliens, monsters or zombies - just fine dust, trying to overcome them at every corner. Great fun.