When The Earth & The Moon Died

A few days ago I was sorting through some library shelves in a bid to tidy things up a little when I came across these two very similarly titled books. Mannheim’s novel tackles the destruction of the Earth whereas Savage takes his devastation a little farther afield – to the moon. After conducting some research, I also discovered that each novel was the sole publication for both authors.

I found the discovery of these two titles on the same shelf oddly pleasing in a purely random sort of way and so decided to share them here with you all. I hope that you enjoy these two tales of catastrophic devastation, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments as always.

When The Earth Died by Karl Mannheim
This version was published in 1972 by Five Star Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Mannheim, When The Earth Died

When The Moon Died by Richard Savage
This version was published in 1963 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Savage, When The Moon Died


7 thoughts on “When The Earth & The Moon Died

  1. Guy 05/12/2015 / 4:29 pm


    That is an interesting series of coincidences. I quite like the cover on the Mannheim and I love finding forgotten treasures on my shelves.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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    • unsubscriber 06/12/2015 / 6:56 pm

      You’re right about this being a happy coincidence Guy, it was still a surprise to pull out two such similarly titled books. I’d also go with the Mannheim cover as my favourite. All the best as ever.


  2. Guy 05/12/2015 / 4:32 pm


    That was an interesting series of coincidences, I love finding forgotten treasures on the shelves. The cover on the Mannheim is neat.



  3. lcmt 09/12/2015 / 2:00 am

    I suppose, in the case of Richard Savage, once you’ve written “One of the most startling novels of all time”, you might as well quit when you’re on top. 😉 I like the top cover, that space-age building looks like chunks of salt-water taffy.

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    • unsubscriber 09/12/2015 / 8:24 am

      I suppose you have a point about the Savage novel although I do have several books that proclaim to be the most startling tale ever told. We don’t have salt-water taffy in the UK Lin so I’ve always see the Mannheim cover as a stack of ice cubes which I suppose is more or less the same idea. Thanks for sharing your thoughts as always and all the best x


      • lcmt 16/12/2015 / 4:00 am

        I just realized it’s not salt-water taffy I was thinking of, but jelly nougats, which are cut up into cubes. I loved learning that the UK does not have salt-water taffy, which I would have assumed was a universal candy, and not just an American custom.

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      • unsubscriber 23/12/2015 / 12:47 pm

        I see what you mean by jelly cubes Lin, we have those in the UK. I’ve heard of salt water taffy several times now and have always fancied trying it despite its rather unappealing name.

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