There was a story I read long ago, probably early 80s. I think it may have had several points of view, from humans and from the moon beings. The moon beings had no noses, and "breathed" vacuum. There was actually a point where a moon being put on a helmet to breathe in fresh vacuum instead of air. The moon beings wanted to destroy the earth by starting a bunch of volcanoes (I think). It was young adult I think, I was probably around 8th or 9th grade. I remember the moon beings talking about the "Untied Snakes of Ameligo" (or maybe Stakes). This question is similar, probably same, but nobody answered: Book ID: Kids Sci-Fi novel moon people plan to destroy the earth


  • If they had no noses, how did they smell?
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 1, 2016 at 16:21
  • Right, it was a kids novel. Still kind of a fun read, even with the scientific inaccuracies.
    – lsd
    Commented Sep 1, 2016 at 16:27
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    @Valorum: Terrible, no doubt.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Sep 1, 2016 at 16:30
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    @Valorum This was it: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/132564/…, which you edited. Finally found it after years. I wonder if I should post it as an answer, or someone else should, so that I can accept it.
    – lsd
    Commented Sep 1, 2016 at 16:44
  • @lsd - No need. Since it's a dupe, I can close it
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 1, 2016 at 16:48


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