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MATTHEW LOONEY'S INVASION OF THE EARTH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The heroic young lunar spaceman Matthew Looney prepares for a repeat trip (Matthew Looney's Voyage to the Earth, 1961), for the theory that life really does exist on earth has been supported by the moon-shaking discovery of a Ranger rocket from the planet. This time Matt and his colleagues land at what must be Cape Kennedy, instead of returning to the polar regions. Matt gets stranded after the hasty departure of the rest of the crew, is seized by earth men, designs a rocket to the moon for them, and affects a nonaggression pact between the United States and the moon and a promise that the matter will be taken up by the UN. The novelty of inverted spacemanship has worn off, and not many readers are likely to find the book as hilarious as intended. Nevertheless the spoof on the politics of space travel is stronger material than the stuff of most elementary science fiction parodies.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1965
Publisher: Young Scott