Apollo 11 50th got me thinking, so here are Five of my Favourite Science Fiction Moon Novels. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein. The moon is revolting! Or its denizens are, anyway. One of the last good Heinlein novels? Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. If the moon explodes in the first line, is it really a moon novel? Steel Beach by John Varley. A heavily populated moon, because aliens won’t let us go any further into the universe. Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys. An existential moon. Mind bending. A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C Clarke. A dusty moon, which is a problem.