Moon Flights

Fifteen Classic Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy from Nebula Award-Winning Author Elizabeth Moon (The Deed of Paksenarrion, Vatta’s War)

Over the past two decades, few authors have garnered the critical acclaim and fan following of Elizabeth Moon, Nebula Award-winning author of The Speed of Dark, The Deed of Paksenarrion, and Remnant PopulationMoon Flights, the definitive Elizabeth Moon short story collection, represents the highlights of an impressive career. Gathering together fifteen tales of fantasy, alternative history, and science fiction, Moon Flightsfeatures an original story, “Say Cheese,” set in the Vatta’s War cosmology, and an introduction by Anne McCaffrey, legendary creator of the Dragonriders of Pern series.

Ranging from humorous high fantasy tales of “The Ladies’ Aid & Armor Society” to gritty, realistic chronicles of far-flung militaristic space opera, former marine Elizabeth Moon’s storytelling mastery and eye for painstaking detail is evidenced in each of the tales contained herein. When honor, politics, and personal relationships clash against backdrops of explosive battles and larger-than-life action, the result is the breathtaking and astounding fiction found in Moon Flights.


“[A] rich collection. Readers who only know Moon’s novels will be thrilled to learn that her short stories are equally entertaining and thoughtful.”

Publishers Weekly

“MOON FLIGHTS [is a] rediscovery of a writer who has firmly established herself as a first-rate teller of tales. Even in the confines of very traditional story-forms, Elizabeth Moon is a writer who always has a point to make, and who is able to make her points with dramatic action, slyly humorous observations, and a sense of style.”

SF Site

“[An] excellent collection, which demonstrates Moon’s wide reach and assured grasp. It’s a delight to surrender to the pull of this Moon. She deserves all her success – and more.”

SF Weekly/

“Particularly diverse – military sf to thoughtful character studies, deadly seriousness to whimsical humor. The fantasies are generally very lightweight, but some of the other stories are major works.”

Critical Mass