Monday, December 15, 2014

Donald Moffitt

News is circulating that author Donald Moffitt has passed away. My first encounter with his work was The Jupiter Theft as a Del Rey original paperback in 1977. It was a rip-roaring Golden Age tale with strange aliens, planetary engineering and more. Following that were four more books, both linked duos: The Genesis Quest and Second Genesis; Crescent in the Sky and A Gathering of Stars.

I have many fond memories of The Jupiter Theft, possibly as it came in a period of relative scarcity for hard SF and a college career of many night shifts as a security guard (so I read and re-read the books I owned). Many thanks, Donald Moffitt.

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