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Gold Medal 1474. SF novel: ''he suffered and was killed. And the next day he was reborn and ascended to the moon - and was seated on the right hand of death''. Cover art by Richard Powers.
''much more thoroughly successful is his next novel, ROGUE MOON (1960), now something of an sf classic. A good deal has been written about the highly integrated symbolic structure of this story, whose perfectly competent surface narration deals with a hard-SF solution to the problem of an alien labyrinth, discovered on the moon, which kills anyone who tries to pass through it. At one level, the novel's description of attempts to thread the labyrinth from Earth via matter transmission makes for excellent traditional sf; at another, it is a sustained rite de passage, a doppelganger conundrum about the mind-body split, a death-paean. There is no doubt that the author intends that both levels of reading register, however any interpretation might run; in this novel the two levels interact fruitfully'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).