Return to Luna
Edited by Eric T. Reynolds
Table of Contents:

"Visual Silence" by M.C. Chambers - The Grand Prize Winner
"Black Ice" by F.R.R. Mallory
"In Their Own Words" by Brenta Blevins
"Apples on the Moon" by Karen T. Smith
"Best Gift" by Brandon Bell
"Growing Season in Mare Frigoris" by Benjamin Abbott
"Coping Mechanisms" by Gerri Leen
"Joe the Martian Goes To The Moon" by Ken Edgett
"Final Arrangements" by J.M. Fisher
"One Last Haul" by Mark J. Soppet
"Ménage à Trois" by Gustavo Bondoni
"The Return" by David Schibi
"The Platinum Desolation" by Andrew Barton
"Coyote and the Gamblers" by Shauna Roberts
"Book of the Dead" by Sarah A. Eastly
"Misdirected" by Adam Israel
"Inherit the Wind" by Fran Van Cleave
"This Time to Stay" by Matthew Pavletich

Return to Luna short story contest, jointly run by the National Space Society
and Hadley Rille Books, had open submissions from February 28, 2008, through
June 15, 2008.  We received many fine stories and we thank all the authors who

The readers and jurors included: Tobias S. Buckell, Michael A. Burstein, Rob
Darnell, Tom Dupree, Jude-Marie Green, Jay Lake, Geoffrey A. Landis,
Christopher McKitterick, Eric T. Reynolds, Lawrence M. Schoen,
Allen Steele, Ian Randal Strock.
Cover art (c) Walter Myers
From the Introduction by George T. Whitesides and Eric T. Reynolds:

You are returning from a hike in the Moon's Apennine Mountains, following a trail
of bootprints back to the settlement.  For two days your suit has protected you on
your journey through the lunar wilderness, a hike unlike any on Earth. You have
scaled mountains, traversed craters, rappelled down massive boulders.  And now
you've crested the last hill and the valley spreads out before you where the glittering
complex awaits beneath the afternoon sun.  You are home.

Life on the Moon has been romanticized for generations.  But not until the 1960s
did we finally set a definite goal to venture to our nearest neighbor...What will be
the reality of living there?  When will humans finally begin to build settlements on
Earth’s closest neighbor?
Book specifications:
Title: Return to Luna
Edited by: Eric T. Reynolds
Dimensions: 9 x 6 inches
Number of pages: 264
ISBN-13: 978-0-9819243-2-8
Trade Paperback Cover price: $15.95
Edited by Eric T. Reynolds
Foreword by Harrison H. Schmitt
Introduction by George T. Whitesides
Release Date: December 5, 2008
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