By Rocket to the Moon

In the decades preceding World War II, Germans and Austrians had every reason to believe that if anyone were to conquer space it would be them. Few nationalities had made as much progress in rocketry and astronautics in as short a period of time as they had. This is a young adult novel first published in 1928, about the first rocket ship flight to the moon, the story is based on the solid scientific work of Hermann Oberth and Max Valier and the lunatic pseudoscientific theories of Hans Horbiger. Gail was one of the most popular science fiction authors in Germany during the early 20th century. Illustrated.

Cover Art by Ron Miller

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, 1931

Printed in the United States of America

eISBN: 978-1-62579-018-7

Copyright 2013 by Ron Miller

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.

Electronic version by Baen Books