Publisher: Avon Books (1996), New York
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed By Author
Edition: First Edition.
The first book in the Moonrise saga. First Edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. This book comes from a very large collection of hypermodern first editions, most purchased at the time of publication and stored carefully in boxes. Entirely unread and virtually as new [gev]. Bookseller Inventory # 5885
Synopsis: The development of the first permanent human settlement on the Moon is overseen by the family of brilliant visionary Paul Stavenger, who through subsequent generations must prevent the project from falling into the wrong hands.
Review: Ben Bova has a way of writing hard science fiction that can best be described as "definitive." While other writers introduce technology that could be developed under the right set of circumstances, Bova tends to write about advances that we're already capable of, if only we pursued them. In Moonrise he describes a future where space has finally been privatized and the moon is on the brink of becoming fertile commercial ground. But even as former astronaut Paul Stavenger seeks to turn a handful of leftover government moon shelters into a full-fledged moonbase, powerful corporate forces are aligning against him.
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