The Stone From the Moon

The Stone from the Moon, by Otto Willi Gail. Gail was one of the most popular science fiction authors in Germany during the early decades of the twentieth century. In this novel, a sequel to "The Shot Into Infinity", Gail combines several science fiction themes into a single exciting, suspenseful narrative: Space travel, including one of the first space stations to appear in fiction, Atlantis, the origins of ancient human cultures and the bizarre World Ice Theory of Hanns Horbiger, which eventually became an official science of Nazi racial theory. Although Horbiger was one of the great pseudoscientists of the twentieth century, Gail's descriptions of space travel were based meticulously on the work of astronautics pioneers Hermann Oberth and Max Valier. In addition to being a thrilling novel, this book is also an accurate mirror of the state of the art of astronautics as it existed more than three-quarters of a century ago. Includes the original illustrations by Frank R. Paul.

Cover Art by Ron Miller

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, 1930

Printed in the United States of America

eISBN: 978-1-62579-020-0

Copyright 2013 by Ron Miller

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.

Electronic version by Baen Books