Two Simak Titles: Goblin Reservation and The Trouble With Tycho
I enjoy Clifford Simak and found two titles to read this month:
Chris Jackson is a prospector on the moon, searching for valuable minerals, metals, and the rare, delicate lichen that can actually cure mental illnesses. He runs into Amelia, an illegal prospector planning to make a run into Tycho, which is a super-bad idea. The first couple of moon missions landed in Crater Tycho, and died there. Subsequent missions to find out what happened disappeared too. Nobody gets out of Tycho alive, but Amelia insists that her brother (now hospitalized) found a way, and together she and Chris can figure out the mystery and cash in on the massive amount of equipment they can salvage.
It's a pretty good adventure story, with an exciting finish, but you'll have to read it. What IS there in Tycho??
Lots of confusion and interest, plenty of aliens. And mystery paintings. And beings from before the universe began...!