Trip to the moon, anyone?

Rice’s Linguistics Department has its own departmental library, which largely comprises books from Charles Hockett’s collection. It’s an eclectic collection of grammars, textbooks, dictionaries, and so on and so forth. Recently some of the graduate students went through and organised the books (so that they are organised by subject, rather than by height, or whatever it was they were organised by before). They found some real gems, including an issue of “Astounding Science Fiction” from May, 1955. Hockett has a copy because it includes his article “How to learn Martian”. That is a topic for another post, but I promise I won’t keep you waiting long.

The back of the volume has an ad for a Moon tour reservation. Here it is. You too could be among the first to have your name and contact details turned over to another company!


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