‘Noble House’ set on the moon, ‘Game of Thrones’ in zero gravity, ‘Dallas’ in Space, the lunar ‘Sopranos’ – Ian McDonald’s exceptional novel Luna: New Moon has been described as all these things.
Brilliantly, it is indeed a lot like all these things …
Named after Isaac Newton’s text Naturalis Principia Mathematica, ESA’s Principia mission will be the eighth long-duration mission to the International Space Station. British astronaut Tim Peake will be launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan onboard a Russian Soyuz vehicle, spending five months in orbit.
First Men in the Moon is a scientific romance by H G Wells which was first published in 1901. It documents a journey to the moon taken by two men who discover a way to defy the laws of gravity and go on to discover a sophisticated extra-terrestrial civilisation who inhabit the moon.