An excellent sf novel fairly glitters w imaginative devices captures perfectly the sense of alienness, of other worlds, that makes it peculiarly science fiction the characters are very strange, yet they become absorbingly real, so much so that you will hate to leave them The story tells ofstrange children born to astronauts after they return from a moon flight where they were exposed to some strange crystals from outer space The children, two beautiful, one a shaggy monster, grow up w unhuman capabilities So as we start the UK lockdown I am finally getting to catch up on my reading I wonder who else are finding themselves in this situation Anyway here we are with a Jack Williamson book I must admit in my question to readclassic or is it Golden age science fiction I have been looking forward to reading a Jack Williamson book for a while.So here we go with the Moon Children I must admit that as I read this I honestly did think it was a lot older than the early 70s publication date So as we start the UK lockdown I am finally getting to catch up on my reading I wonder who else are finding themselves in this situation Anyway here we are with a Jack Williamson book I must admit in my question to readclassic or is it Golden age science fiction I have been looking forward to reading a Jack Williamson book for a while.So here we go with the Moon Children I must admit that as I read this I honestly did think it was a lot older than the early 70s publication date as a lot of the references and scientific ideas felt dated although at some point would have been considered acceptable This is not a bad thing and for all I know was an intention of the author But what of the book well apart from reading a lot like a particular John Wyndham book am sure you can guess it without giving any true spoilers the book is a good old pulp science fiction romp which to be honest never really goes out of fashion the book itself was fun to read although I still struggle on how best to categorise it true its not one of his best or most famous but I certainly enjoyed it Jack Williamson nella sua carriera ha scritto ben di meglio che questo romanzetto sconclusionato che mescola viaggi lunari, invasioni aliene, scenari da dopobomba, figli dell invasione , superpoteri misteriosi ed extraterrestri potentissimi per ottenere un risultato piuttosto noioso e sfilacciato, con vari episodi poco o nulla giustificati dalla trama e nella trama.Poteva essere accettabile negli anni 70 quando stato scritto, ma ora non pi e forse non un caso se in Italia non mai pi s Jack Williamson nella sua carriera ha scritto ben di meglio che questo romanzetto sconclusionato che mescola viaggi lunari, invasioni aliene, scenari da dopobomba, figli dell invasione , superpoteri misteriosi ed extraterrestri potentissimi per ottenere un risultato piuttosto noioso e sfilacciato, con vari episodi poco o nulla giustificati dalla trama e nella trama.Poteva essere accettabile negli anni 70 quando stato scritto, ma ora non pi e forse non un caso se in Italia non mai pi stato ristampato da allora.P.S per l estensore della quarta di copertina l astronave la Seeker 2, e l ultima missione Apollo stata nel 1972, mentre questo romanzo del 1971 Excellent classic Sci Fi book by one of the masters Haven t read it in a good 30 years, so I m reading it again after tracking down a copy I wish books like this one were still being authored, instead of the mindless drivel that most modern Sci Fi has become.