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Moonwar (The Moonbase Saga) by [Bova, Ben]
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Length: 516 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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The science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world. (Ray Bradbury)

A masterful storyteller (Vector)

Fun, thought-provoking, pacy and stylish . . . Gives a good read while turning your eyes to what might be in the not so distant future, just like Clarke and Asimov used to do so well. (SFX on VENUS)

A splendid book . . . of his many books, Mars must be the most important. (Arthur C. Clarke)

Vivid, poetic and wonder-provoking. (Foundation on JUPITER)

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In the thrilling sequel to MOONRISE, Moonbase faces its worst crisis


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1525 KB
  • Print Length: 516 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; New Ed edition (16 April 1998)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340682515
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340682517
  • ASIN: B003ODIWGO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #323,196 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is one of the pivotal books in Bova's "Grand Tour" series, since it involves Doug Stavanger who features in other later novels. As with all of this series, this is hard science wedded to the "space opera" theme. This makes for a fast-moving story with scientific credibility but does mean it forfeits one star for character development, although arguably that is less important in this genre. Nevertheless there were times when the villains (notably the "New Morality" movement) veered towards the cardboard, hence the final mark. But it is an enjoyable read.
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By A Customer on 3 April 2002
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This is the sequel to moonrise. Having read moonrise the continual back referencing was tedious but useful to those just reading this book alone. The story as before is loaded with political substories, but the actoin is better paced in this book than the first. If you have read Moonrise then read this to give you some pleasure from all you hard work. But if you want to just read one Ben Bova book try Mars, Colony or the Voyager series.
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Moonwar jumps right in to the action, following on from the scenario laid out in Moonrise. Once again Douglas Stavenger, the man in symbiosis with nanobots, is protecting his father's dream, now his own, of a sustainable colony upon the moon. Bova weaves a tale of a political as well as conventional warfare, with Moonbase on the short end of the stick. As Doug tries to rally support the scientists upon the moon must create a way to prevent disaster, without any weapons at their disposal. A clever story, entwined with treachery and betrayal, continues to deliver the action right until the end. There are some leaps of faith required along the way as Bova puts his hero through the motions and there are a few plot elements that will raise an eyebrow in bewilderment, yet on the whole Moonwar in inventive in the right ways and for all the right reasons. An enjoyable sci-fi blast and a decent entry in the Grand Tour series.
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A sequel to Moonrise, and a rather better book. The characters start to come more to life, and as the story of wheeling and dealing and political machinations takes off, the twists and turns kept me turning the pages. The depiction of life in the moon is imaginatively done and feels very real. The use of nanotechnology is well depicted and again feels realistic. And the New Morality movement that opposes it and much else... scary and perhaps perceptively predictive.

The best section is the last third of the book, where the inhabitants of Moonbase try to defend themselves against an invasion from Earth, armed only with scientific knowledge and their wits and ingenuity. And a happy ending. What more could anyone want?
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This book is an absolutely magnificent masterpiece, Bova's incredible skill for writing is truly reflected in this epic novel based on a foundation of political war and believable technology. The author has created a very accurate portrait of what life on the moon would be like and his evocative style combined with the dramatic essence of the story, help to build an enthralling and captivating novel that's sure to keep even the most critical SF fanatacists on the edge of their seats until the classic cliche of a 'lived happily ever after' ending.
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