This mini-site serves as companion to Moonbound, the new novel by Robin Sloan, coming from MCD×FSG in June 2024.

Welcome to the Dragon Moon

A companion mini-site

Cover by the best in the biz, Na Kim

My new novel, titled Moonbound, is available now. It’s a rollicking adventure in the tradition of C. S. Lewis and Ursula K. Le Guin, appro­priate for preco­cious 12-year-olds, voracious 70-somethings, and everyone in between.

You can get your copy wherever books are sold. Allow me to suggest Barnes & Noble.

I’ll be making stops at several inde­pen­dent book­stores between June 10-June 27; you can find the schedule below.

The brilliant Cory Doctorow says:

This is doing fiction in hard mode, and Sloan nails it.

Ten-year-old Orion says:




Notes on influence

The grand designer was mortal after all

The Lord of the Rings & J. R. R. Tolkien

Discovering donegality

The Chronicles of Narnia & C. S. Lewis

Muscular imagination

The Culture & Iain M. Banks

A challenge to herself

Earthsea & Ursula K. Le Guin

Just give me a checklist

The Dark Is Rising & Susan Cooper

The great invention

His Dark Materials & Philip Pullman

The ultimate vision

Nausicäa and the Valley of the Wind & Hayao Miyazaki

The tour

June 10, 7 p.m.
Green Apple Books on the Park
San Francisco
June 12, 7 p.m.
Third Place Books
Lake Forest Park, Washington
June 13, 7 p.m.
Mrs. Dalloway’s
Berkeley, California
June 15, 11 a.m.
McIntyre’s Books
Pittsboro, North Carolina
June 17, 7:30 p.m.
Greenlight Bookstore
Brooklyn, New York
June 18, 7 p.m.
Magic City Books (McKeon Center for Creavitity)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
June 21, 7 p.m.
Copperfield’s Books
Petaluma, California
June 23, 6 p.m.
SF in SF (The American Bookbinders Museum)
San Francisco
June 27, 7 p.m.
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, California