A title in the SF Masterworks series, John Wyndham said it is 'the best book Arthur C. Clarke has written.' The tourist-cruiser Selene
is incarcerated in a sea of choking lunar dust and time is running out for the passengers and crew. Their would-be rescuers are challenged by the mercilessly unpredictable conditions of a totally alien environment. 'Expertly told and cruelly exciting to the end.'