Outlaws of the Moon

Author: Edmond Hamilton

Genre: Science Fiction

Year: 1942

Rating: 7 of 10

Another adventure with Captain Future. This book is from the era that gave science fiction a bad name, complete with wooden dialog, unbelievable characters, and a totally unrealistic plot. That being said the story was a lot of fun. The writing isn’t beautiful but it doesn’t matter. I read the book in one sitting and have to say that I enjoyed every minute of it. Sure, the book isn’t a great work of art but it makes no claim to be, nor does it need to be to be a good read. Fans of schlocky space adventure will love this book for the same reasons I did. The action never stops and moves forward at rapid speed, from one peril to the next. And it kept me turning the pages. While not a masterpiece, if you are looking for an enjoyable escapist read this book is for you, and there are many more Captain Future stories to keep you busy for a while.


Return to Book Review List