BOOK REVIEW: Moonwar, by Ben Bova

Moonbase (#2) Part of the Grand Tour universe Published by Hodder & Stoughton First published in 1997 Hard SF 531 pages Moonbase. The future of humanity, or a waste of time and resources? An increasingly anti-technology United Nations is determined to see Moonbase brought to heel. But Douglas Stavenger is determined to see his father’sContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Moonwar, by Ben Bova”

BOOK REVIEW: Moonrise, by Ben Bova

Moonbase (#1) Part of the Grand Tour universe Published by New English Library First published in 1996 Hard SF 613 pages The Moon. Since time began, our nearest celestial neighbour has called to us. Now the Masterson Corporation has established Moonbase, a permanent outpost on the lunar surface. But not everyone is happy with theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Moonrise, by Ben Bova”

BOOK REVIEW: The Apollo Murders, by Chris Hadfield

Publisher: Quercus Genre: Alternative History/Thriller Pages: 463 Publication Date: 12/10/2021 Verdict: 5/5   The year is 1973. With the Soviet union on the verge of seizing a military advantage, the United States steps up its own space programme. Apollo 18 will go to the Moon, and ensure that the Soviet endeavour falls short . .Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Apollo Murders, by Chris Hadfield”

BOOK REVIEW: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Hodder Genre: Dystopian Pages: 408 Publication Date: 1966 Verdict: 3/5 The Moon works hard, and Earth takes the fruit of that labour. Not all are happy with this arrangement, and some even seek to change it … This is a multi-award winning book. That, however, doesn’t mean I’m going to enjoy it. What earnsContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert A. Heinlein”

BOOK REVIEW: Earthlight, by Arthur C. Clarke

Publisher: Gollancz Series: Standalone Genre: Hard SF Pages: 177 Publication Date: 07/02/19 (originally 1955) Verdict: 4/5   In the twenty-second century, Man has colonised the Moon. Tensions between Earth and the colonies are rising, with many believing that all-out war is inevitable. Earth claims that the colonies are dependent on it for population growth. TheContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Earthlight, by Arthur C. Clarke”