Described by Robert Silverberg as containing 'The most terrifying pages in any SF novel I have ever read', ROGUE MOON is the disquieting story of what happens when monstrous scientific ambition is matched by human obsession.
Shortlisted for the 1961 Hugo Award, ROGUE MOON is the disquieting and story of what happens when monstrous scientific ambition is matched by human obsession.
The moon has finally been reached and on it has been found the most terrifying structure, which kills men over and over again, in torturous, unfathomable ways. Clearly, only a mad man or a suicidal maniac could explore its horrible secrets.
All his life, Al Barker has toyed with death. So when the US lunar programme needs a volunteer to penetrate a murderous labyrinth, alien to all human comprehension, Barker's the man to do it. But what is required of Barker is that he withstand the trauma of dying, not just once, but time and time and time again
'The most terrifying pages in any science fiction novel I have ever read.' - Robert Silverberg
'A masterpiece...shows that a science fiction novel can be a fully realized work of art.' - James Blish
'A fine novel.' - Brian Aldiss
Algis Budrys (1931-2008)
Born in East Prussia in 1931, Budrys and his family were sent to the United States when he was just five. After studying at the University of Miami and Columbia University, Budrys turned his hand to both writing and publishing science fiction. Over the years he worked as an editor, manager and reviewer for various publishing houses, while maintaining an impressive output of fiction and editing his own magazine, Tomorrow Speculative Fiction. He was shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Hugo and the Nebula, for his fiction and critical non-fiction. He died in 2008.