professornana (professornana) wrote,

Bringing back a classic

Jack Vance wrote the short story "The Moon Moth" many years ago. It has been hailed as one of the most perfect science fiction stories ever penned. Now it is brought back to a new generation of readers in a GN adaptation. THE MOON MOTH (First Second Books 2012) is murder mystery meets sci-fi in a world in which all citizens wear masks. Thissel is the new consul from Earth to the planet Sirene. He is having more than a little difficulty adjusting tot he culture and customs of Sirene. Residents communicate through music; the masks they don tell something of who they perceive themselves to be. There are many other aspects of this new world that cause discomfort for Thissel. When a murderer arrives on Sirene, Thiseel must track him down, a task made excessively more troublesome because of the masks people wear. Readers who appreciate this adaptation might find Garth Hind's re-envisioning of classics such as the works of Shakespeare an interesting next step on the reading ladder. <316>
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