Literary Nonfiction. The Apollo moon landings offered a profound vision of the tiny, living Earth contrasted with the dead moon and empty space. Now, for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, comes a lyrical exploration of the contrast between a world that remained dead and a world that became alive and reached out to explore the chaos from which it had arisen. THE SHADOWS MOVING IN THE MOON'S SKULL EYES tells the story of Apollo 11 from the moon's viewpoint, as if the craters could see. It offers none of the usual political, technological, or personal contexts of Apollo but sees the astronauts as astonishing forms amid formlessness, motion amid stillness, life amid death, consciousness amid obliviousness. This bold, poetic work of creative nonfiction celebrates the universe's creation of order, and the living Earth.
Don Lago is an award-winning writer who has published more than 50 nature and astronomy essays in national magazines and literary journals. He is the author of several books, including most recently Grand Canyon: A History of a Natural Wonder and National Park.Author City: FLAGSTAFF, AZ USA