March 6, 2023

The Haunted Stars by Edmond Moore Hamilton

The novel “The Haunted Stars” by Edmond Moore Hamilton was published for the first time in 1960.

Robert Fairlie is an expert on ancient languages who thinks he’s about to start a new academic study. Only during his journey, he’s revealed that his services are needed to translate a language present in the ruins discovered on the Moon of a base dating back 30,000 years.

The work of Robert Fairlie and other experts seems impossible because they have no reference points to understand that ancient civilization. However, an intuition leads Fairlie to see similarities between the language used by the inhabitants of the ancient moon base and Sumerian. Understanding that language means rediscovering highly advanced technologies but also a war against a very powerful enemy.