Minions of the Moon
Dust-jacket from the first edition
|Author||William Gray Beyer|
|Cover artist||Edd Cartier|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
Minions of the Moon is a science fiction novel by author William Gray Beyer, originally serialized in the magazine Argosy in 1939. It was published in book form in 1950 by Gnome Press in an edition of 5,000.
The novel is a space opera about a contemporary man who awakens in the far future.
Boucher and McComas gave Minions a mixed review, describing it as "a conventional enough sleeper-wakes-into-retrograde-world story, but told with a fine blend of high romantic adventure and lively absurdity.". Damon Knight found the novel an "old-style romance, somewhat the worse for wear". P. Schuyler Miller declared that the author's treatment of "Omega, [the] puckish, hammish disembodied superintelligence, last survivor of the lunar race of whatsits," sets the novel apart from the routine.
- Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 299.
- Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 43. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.