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16 July 2009 @ 10:31 pm
A Critical Mass of Nostalgia  
I've spent the day being melancholy about the Apollo 11 launch, which happened when I was 5. So I come home from work, and what do I find on my Friends list, courtesy of the retro_future community?

The cover to my very favorite book from childhood.

Please keep me away from any mention of Major Matt Mason or the Colorforms Outer Space Men for the next 72 hours or so, or I'm just gonna curl up into a Schwartzchild Radius of nostalgia and never be heard from again.

Those of you participating in tealfox and rikoshi's Star Wars Saga game this weekend who read the linked review will see a particular irony in this particular book impinging on my consciousness at this particular juncture.
I feel: nostalgicnostalgic
K. Pease: SARKceruleanst on July 17th, 2009 09:49 am (UTC)
I went to Google wondering just what the heck Mitch Marmel had to do with any of this. For at least this brief shining moment, I am a kid that must get off your lawn.
Tombfyretombfyre on July 17th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
You could always add some Heinlein to the mix for added SF goodness. ^^ What's got you so down about the past launch? I know I find it irritating that we're only now really getting off our duffs to go back to the moon. :p
doc_mysterydoc_mystery on July 17th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
I remember reading this one! Mine was a Scholastic Book if I recall correctly.


P.S. Is that a mistake on the back cover blurb, about Ganymede being a planet (rather than being a moon of Jupiter)?
Your Obedient Serpent: Eye of the Sky Godathelind on July 17th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
I think mine was a Scholastic, too.

And given that this is Lester Del Rey we're talkin' about, I'm going to assume that the error was on the part of the blurb-writer, not the author.

No, after 35 years, I don't remember all the details.

Edited at 2009-07-17 10:16 pm (UTC)