PROJEKT LUNA by Algis Budrys Out Now in Germany


Today, Algis Budrys‘s ROGUE MOON is out in Germany! Published by Heyne as PROJEKT LUNA, here’s the synopsis…

Auf dem Mond lauert der Tod

Wir schreiben das Jahr 1959. Satelliten entdeckten ein rätselhaftes Gebilde auf dem Mond, das jetzt unter strengster Geheimhaltung untersucht wird. Es scheint ein gewaltiges Labyrinth zu sein, das offenbar von einer außerirdischen Zivilisation errichtet wurde. Als die Wissenschaftler, neugierig geworden, das Bauwerk betreten, erwartet sie dort ein grauenvoller Tod. Der Physiker Dr. Edward Hawks und der todesmutige Abenteurer Al Barker wollen das Rätsel des Labyrinths lösen, doch so leicht gibt der Mond seine Geheimnisse nicht preis…

ROGUE MOON is published in the UK by Gollancz, as part of the SF Masterworks series; and also as an eBook in the US by Open Road Media. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Humanity struggles to understand a killing labyrinth discovered on the Moon in this science fiction adventure about death and rebirth

A monstrous apparatus has been found on the surface of the moon. It devours and destroys in ways so incomprehensible to humans that a new language has to be invented to describe it and a new kind of thinking to understand it. So far, the human guinea pigs sent there in hopes of unraveling the murderous maze have all died terrible deaths. The most recent volunteer survived but is now on suicide watch. The ideal candidate won’t go insane even as he feels the end approaching. Al Barker has already stared into the face of death; he can handle it again. But he won’t merely endure the trauma of dying. Barker will die over and over — even as his human qualities are preserved on Earth.

With its cast of fascinating characters — like brilliant scientist Edward Hawks, who is obsessed with rebirth — Rogue Moon is a rare thriller that doesn’t just make you sweat. It makes you think.

ROGUE MOON was a finalist for the Hugo Award when it was first published. Robert Silverberg credits ROGUE MOON with containing ‘the most terrifying pages in any SF novel I have ever read.’

Earlier this year, Open Road Media also published Budrys’s WHO?, MICHAELMAS, HARD LANDING, FALLING TORCH and THE FURIOUS FUTURE as eBooks. Gollancz’s SF Gateway has also published a whole host of Budrys’s backlist, including WHO? and MICHAELMAS.


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