A Man on the Moon

I’m usually not successful at reading more than one book at a time, but I’ve never tried reading a non-fiction book at the same time I’m reading a book of short fiction.  It seems like between chapters of one, I can read a story or two in the other, and vice versa.

This is what I am trying to do now.  Way back in the summer of 1998, just over 10 years ago, I read and loved Andrew Chaikin’s A Man on the Moon, which was the basis for the outstanding HBO miniseries, From the Earth to the Moon.  I am now re-reading Chaikin’s book, but this time it is more in a research capacity for a possible story.

If I should manage to finish both books by the end of the year, it will bring my total reading this year to a hair under 4 million words.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.