Seasons Of The Moon by Michael Carabetta (book review).

I think the selling point for Michael Carabetta’s book ‘Seasons Of The Moon’ is more the photos than the text, mostly because I literally read it over night. In his introduction, Carabetta explains how mankind has always had a fascination with the Moon. Some people, like Native Americans, even more so.

There are 39 named types of the Moon. I knew a couple of them but surprised at so many. When you read here how Man has made use of the full Moon for harvesting and hunting, it’s hardly surprising why it’s revered so much.

Apart from tit-bits of knowledge, there are also quotes from various authors and poets who have used the Moon in their material. The photos should dispel the idea that its surface is indistinct. It all depends on how close it is to the Earth and in its full mode. Lest you think a lunar eclipse isn’t mentioned, you need to look at the Black Moon.

An odd little book but knowledgeable all the same.

GF Willmetts

August 2019

(pub: Chronicle Books. 91 page illustrated small hardback. Price: £10.99 (UK), $14.95 (US). ISBN: 978-1-4521-7656-7)

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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