Maza of the Moon
First edition cover
|Author||Otis Adelbert Kline|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|Publisher||A. C. McClurg|
Maza of the Moon is a science fiction novel by Otis Adelbert Kline. It was first published in book form in 1930 by A C McClurg & Co. The novel was originally serialized in four parts in the magazine Argosy beginning in December 1929.
Ted Dustin, an American inventor, seeks to win a prize of one million dollars by being the first person to touch the Moon with an object launched from Earth. He devises a huge gun, which fires upon the surface of the Moon. Shortly thereafter, the Moon fires back, and war breaks out between the planet and its satellite. Using a videophone he invented, Ted hails communication with the Moon. A beautiful woman and her guards first reply, but their transmission is cut off by warlike yellow aliens. Ted eventually heads to the Moon in a spacecraft of his own design, and meets the titular character, who turns out to be the beautiful woman from the transmission, as well as a princess of one of the two groups that inhabit the Moon.
- 1929, US, Argosy, Pub date December 1929, magazine serialization in 4 parts
- 1930, US, A. C. McClurg OCLC 7585374, Pub date 1930, hardback, first book publication
- GSt/DRL (April 4, 2017). "Avon Comics".