New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1975.
First edition. 172, (4) pp. Paperback original. Very Good+ with nice uncreased spine that's just a bit sunned, light shelf wear to covers. The 1970s were a golden age of fringe books inspired by von Daniken's Chariots of the Gods, the flying saucer subculture, and Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision. This book is perhaps the high watermark of that era. In it the author argues that the moon is a gigantic hollow space vehicle parked like a derelict truck in earth's orbital field by aliens. (Perhaps that behavior explains why they feel so at home visiting earth's rural areas?) Features on the moon are analyzed in a style prefiguring that of Richard Hoagland, well-known for his Mars face discovery. This book proved a big enough hit to inspire a sequel, Secrets of Our Spaceship Moon, which is mainly remembered today as that other book about the moon being a spaceship. Item #170618010