The Moon Pool

Abraham Merritt

I have now recorded The Moon Pool, by Abraham Merritt.  It was a gruelling effort, requiring more than 10 hours.  But that means plenty of shows!

Recordings

  • 2017-02-17, HNtW 008, Foreword, Chapters 1—4 (no show on the 14th owing to my error)
  • 2017-02-21, HNtW 009, Chapters 5—8
  • 2017-02-24, HNtW 010, Chapters 9—11
  • 2017-02-28, HNtW 011, Chapters 12—15
  • 2017-03-03, HNtW 012, Chapters 16—18, plus introduction by Silverberg to U. of Nebraska Press edition
  • 2017-03-07, HNtW 013, Chapters 19 & 20, plus New York Times book review
  • 2017-03-10, HNtW 014, Chapters 21—23, plus beginning of Part 3 of Citadel of Lost Ships by Leigh Brackett
  • 2017-03-14, HNtW 015, Chapters 24—26, and remainder of Citadel of Lost Ships Part 3.
  • 2017-03-17, HNtW 016, Chapters 27—29, and a brief discussion of Auf Zwei Planeten by Kurd Lasswitz, courtesy of Willy Ley.
  • 2017-03-21, HNtW 017, Chapters 30—33, and a brief discussion of the powers of two.
  • 2017-03-24, HNtW 018, Chapters 34 & 35, concluding The Moon Pool, and Parts 4 & 5 of Citadel of Lost Ships, which thus also concludes.
  • 2019-04-02, HNtW 058, Chapters 1—3 of the novelette The Moon Pool, as published in All–Story Weekly, 22 June 1918 (rebroadcast 2020-04-21 to correct order of segments)
  • 2019-04-05, HNtW 059, Chapters 4—7, completing the novelette

Chapter List (Novel)

As printed, chapters are numbered with Roman numerals. For those who wish to follow along, the text of this work is available from Project Gutenberg.

  1. The Thing on the Moon Path
  2. “Dead! All Dead!”
  3. The Moon Rock
  4. The First Vanishings
  5. Into the Moon Pool
  6. “The Shining Devil Took Them!”
  7. Larry O’Keefe
  8. Olaf’s Story
  9. A Lost Page of Earth
  10. The Moon Pool
  11. The Flame–tipped Shadows
  12. The End of the Journey
  13. Yolara, Priestess of the Shining One
  14. The Justice of Lora
  15. The Angry, Whispering Globe
  16. Yolara of Muria vs the O’Keefe
  17. The Leprechaun
  18. The Amphitheatre of Jet
  19. The Madness of Olaf
  20. The Tempting of Larry
  21. Larry’s Defiance
  22. The Casting of the Shadow
  23. Dragon Worm and Moss Death
  24. The Crimson Sea
  25. The Three Silent Ones
  26. The Wooing of Lakla
  27. The Coming of Yolara
  28. In the Lair of the Dweller
  29. The Shaping of the Shining One
  30. The Building of the Moon Pool
  31. Larry and the Frog–men
  32. “Your Love; Your Lives; Your Souls”
  33. The Meeting of Titans
  34. The Coming of the Shining One
  35. “Larry―Farewell!”

Chapter List (Novelette)

  1. The Throckmartin Mystery
  2. Down the Moon Path
  3. “Dead! All Dead!”
  4. The Moon Rock
  5. Av–o–lo–ha
  6. Into the Moon Pool
  7. The Dweller Comes

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