The man on the moon was dead. They called him Charlie. He had big eyes, abundant body hair, and fairly long nostrils. His skeletal body was found clad in a bright red spacesuit, hidden in a rocky grave. They didn't know who he was, how he got there, or what had killed him. All they knew was that his corpse was fifty thousand years old—and that meant this man had somehow lived long before he ever could have existed.
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noteworthy for] the exhilarating sense it conveys of scientific minds at work
on real problems and…the genuinely exciting scope of the sf imagination it
John Clute, eminent science fiction critic
About James P. Hogan
James P. Hogan (1941–2010) was a science fiction writer in the grand tradition, combining informed and accurate speculation from the cutting edge of science and technology with suspenseful storytelling and living, breathing characters. His first novel was greeted by Isaac Asimov with the rave, “Pure science fiction…Arthur Clarke, move over!” and his subsequent work quickly consolidated his reputation as a major SF author. His many novels include the New York Times bestsellers The Proteus Operation and Endgame Enigma, as well as the Prometheus Award winner The Multiplex Man.
About John Pruden
John Pruden is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. His exposure to many people, places, and experiences throughout his life provides a deep creative well from which he draws his narrative and vocal characterizations. His narration of The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers was chosen by the Washington Post as a Best Audiobook of 2010.