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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (661 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Bova Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Grand Tour Series Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781455195817
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There is a future of astonishing possibilities waiting on a lifeless world of surprising contrasts, where sub-frigid darkness abuts the blood-boiling light—a future threatened by greed and jealousy, insanity and murder.

A twenty-first-century US aerospace company has developed the first permanent human settlement on the moon. The settlement is made possible by major scientific breakthroughs, particularly in the practical use of nanotechnology—microscopic machines that can build structures on the moon using raw lunar materials, as well as correct damage done to the human body by illness and injury. But conflict within the company’s founding family and growing protests against the technology from radical environmentalists and religious fundamentalists on Earth put Moonbase in danger of closure. Former astronaut and brilliant visionary Paul Stavenger must prevent the project from falling into the wrong hands as a power struggle leads to murder and the near destruction of Moonbase.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ben Bova is trying to make us grow up…There’s certainly enough techie ornamentation, both in theory and in plausible practice, to satisfy the pocket-protector crowd, but there’s also more, and better developed, conflict among characters than many folks would expect.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • “[An] epic novel of lunar conquest.”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “Thrilling…epic…a sprawling story…Bova looks at the near future and the technology that is within our grasp…He has managed to bring a little bit of the future back for readers to examine today.”

    Hartford Courant

  • “Bova’s picture of life on the moon and the technology necessary to sustain it is highly believable.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This exciting, realistic near-future tale is an essential purchase for SF collections.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allen Petro | 10/29/2013

    " Great Book. It all seemed very plausible for the near future. Great Characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 9/24/2013

    " could do w/o the sexism but I love hard sci fi : ) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tressa | 8/28/2013

    " Even though Moonrise had Stefan Rudnicki narrating and I really love his narration, I just wasn't interested in the story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 AJ | 12/13/2012

    " Weak sci-fi. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 11/25/2012

    " Standing up for yourself is always the right thing to do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 11/11/2012

    " Ben Bova writes wonderful science fiction about outposts of humans on other planets, etc. THis was another very entertaining book that makes you feel like you are living on the moon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 8/28/2012

    " Man's early exploration of space. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maggie | 6/15/2012

    " 1 & 1/2 stars only. Flat two dimensional characters, stereotypes all, make up the cast of this basic sci if tale of a moon base, and the troubles which befall the family who runs it. Sub standard writing and storyline. Kept reading to see if it would improve. It didn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 6/7/2012

    " I liked this book. Not the best sci-fi i've ever read, but good enough for me to start reading the second book in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 12/13/2011

    " So great - It's gonna happen, just you wait and see. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Waltor | 11/19/2011

    " a soap opera in space, many cool sci fi elements introduced in a very unimaginative way. No surprises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 8/6/2011

    " A sci-fi thriller with a paranoid protagonist. Conflict over technology with fundamentalist religious zealots driving humanity backwards. I like Ben Bova's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Hamad | 7/13/2011

    " If the mother didn't want to smack yourself after she makes the same mistake for the millionth time, the book would have gotten the 5th star. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 12/30/2010

    " So great - It's gonna happen, just you wait and see. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 9/2/2010

    " Standing up for yourself is always the right thing to do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Waltor | 12/24/2009

    " a soap opera in space, many cool sci fi elements introduced in a very unimaginative way. No surprises. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allen | 7/7/2008

    " Great Book. It all seemed very plausible for the near future. Great Characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 3/29/2008

    " Ben Bova writes wonderful science fiction about outposts of humans on other planets, etc. THis was another very entertaining book that makes you feel like you are living on the moon. "

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