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I'm looking for a sci-fi book about an astronaut who is led underground on the Moon. He finds two races of beings engaged in a "technical war" and the loser has people voluntarily die to equal number of losses in battle.

I had that book when I was a kid, it was probably written in the 1960s or 70s.

  • sorry. was a sci-fi book about an astronaut who crash landed on moon. was written a long time ago, had when i was a kid, but lost it. would like to find it again. – jmfritz Aug 11 '13 at 4:05
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    Sounds more like a Star Trek episode: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Taste_of_Armageddon – Ward Aug 11 '13 at 4:29
  • book was written probably in 60's or 70's. something Asimov might write. just not sure. btw, i am 40! :) – jmfritz Aug 11 '13 at 5:11
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    Are you sure it wasn't one of the numbered Star Trek novels by James Blish that had all the episodes in a short story written form? Star Trek 2 had this in it, was published in 1968. – JohnP Sep 12 '13 at 1:07
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I'm pretty sure this is 'The Lomokome Papers' by Herman Wouk

  • For the record, this has been confirmed correct in a deleted 'answer' by the OP. However, some edits to explain how and why this story fits the description in the question would greatly improve your answer. – Rand al'Thor Dec 15 '18 at 15:04

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