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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by AJ | 12/13/2012

    " Weak sci-fi. "

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