The stories in the four volume Classic Moon Stories series continue the pattern established in the two previous anthologies published by AfterMath: the seven volumes of Classic Mars Stories and the three volumes of Classic Venus Stories.
Volume 3 of the Classic Moon Stories series contains the following complete works:
“From the Earth to the Moon,” by Jules Verne
“All Around the Moon,” by Jules Verne
“The First Men in the Moon,” by H. G. Wells
“Trips to the Moon,” by Lucian of Samosata
“From the Earth to the Moon” was one of the most influential science fiction stories ever.. This highly creative novel illustrates why satellites should be launched as close as possible to the equator to take advantage of the Earth’s rotational speed, a choice made by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for many of its launches.
“All Around the Moon,” also by Jules Verne, is the sequel to “From the Earth to the Moon.” It includes a description of water landings of spacecraft, a common sight for modern astronaut landings.
“The First Men in the Moon” describes H. G. Wells’ distinctive views of the potential for human colonization of the Moon.
“Trips to the Moon” is interesting as description of a space trip that he imagined more than 1,800 years ago.