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Author: Ben Bova
ISBN13: 978-0340682494
Title: Moonrise
Format: rtf lit azw lit
ePUB size: 1662 kb
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Language: English
Category: Science Fiction
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; Reprint edition (May 1997)
Pages: 613

Moonrise by Ben Bova

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Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1996. Former astronaut Paul Stavenger is driven by his vision of colonizing space. His dream becomes a reality with the creation of a viable, flourishing, nearly self-sufficient community at Moonbase. But Paul has made an implacable enemy; one who will carry his vendetta to the frontiers of space.

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Publication date 1996. Topics Lunar bases - Fiction.

Brilliant, driven, visionary, former astronaut Paul Stavanger seizes his chance to colonize the last frontier, creating a viable, flourishing, nearly self-sufficient community at Moonbase. And when his son Douglas comes of age, his determination to carry on where his father left off brings him to Moonbase, and a crisis that can only be resolved by his triumph - or its destruction. Harsh, dangerous, strangely beautiful, the Moon becomes a living presence, leading the Stavangers and their enemies onwardds to glory, to disaster and ultimately, to a new future for mankind.
Reviews: 7
I love how Moonrise starts out. Paul Stavenger is stranded on the moon with nothing but the spacesuit he's wearing. He's miles from the nearest base and has only his own two feet to get him there. His strength, not to mention his air supply, is limited. How did he get into this terrifying predicament? Paul's internal dialogue tells us that he was a victim of sabotage, deceit, and attempted murder. And then the flashbacks begin.

And the entire story is told in this fashion. Through Paul's flashbacks we learn how he became the president of a major aerospace corporation on Earth, how he married the previous owner's widow, and how her son despised Paul for taking the job that should have been his. Through memories we learn how office politics suddenly turned deadly. In between the flashback scenes we interlude back to the moon for updates on Stavenger's progress as he slowly, and after a while painfully, crosses the Moon's surface.

Well, most sci-fi readers will tell you that Ben Bova is one of the best in the genre, and Moonrise is just one example of his natural story-telling talent. Bova's books are typically character driven like this one, focusing more on the people than on the hard science. He is also very convincing; Bova is one man who can really make you believe in moon bases and microscopic robots that can build things on the molecular level. I guess that's what draws me to Bova's novels. I want all those things to be true and, at least while I'm reading one of his books, they really are.

Ben Bova has written more than 115 books, has served as the editor of Analog Science Fiction and Omni magazine, was formerly the president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and is currently President Emeritus of the National Space Society.

I hardly feel that I need to say anything about Stefan Rudnicki's narration. If you've been listening to audiobooks for a while then you have most likely already heard him and already know that he's great. If you're relatively new to audiobooks then just let me say that Rudnicki has recorded more than 300 of them, has won more Audie and Earphones awards than you can shake a stick at and even has a couple of Grammy's to his name. In other words this guy has been around the block a few times, he knows what he's doing, and he's good at it.

If you're not really sure if you like science fiction but are willing to give it a try, I recommend Ben Bova. He doesn't go into a lot of technical detail about the hard science, but rather focuses more on the people and the situations. Bova's works are a good place to start if you're new to the genre.
Enjoy the person who reads for brilliance audio, glad to find this out of production version, the version on Audible seems to be read in an emotionless monotone voice.
Only issue I had was two tapes popped their leaders, the splicing tape adhesive had failed, I needed to repair them, to play, but other than that no issues.
When Bova writes about science, this book is a joy to read. His characters are flat, though. Dialogue seems "off" and these two items took away two stars. I liked the information on nanotechnology and I had never considered a moonbase. Bova delivers on the science, but his characters' voices need to mature and be more realistic.
I'll mention here that I'm attempting to read all 17 of "The Grand Tour" series books in the chronological order the author has suggested. Moonrise is the 4th book in the series, taking place (chronologically) just before the book "Mars."

There are parts of Moonrise that warrant four or possibly five stars. There are some good suspense scenes; the "wow" factor of a race against Yamagata Corporation to claim vital territory on moon during the effects of a solar flare, a race through Moonbase to stop a madman from killing everyone with great action and suspense, Paul Stravenger's frantic attempt to outrun the effects of killer nano-machines. Unfortunatly, a lot of this is undone by flaws, many of them typical of Ben Bova.

Moonrise is presented in three sections, with about twenty years separating the first two. In section one, we meet Dan Randolph...I mean Paul Stravenger. For those who have read earlier or later books in the series, you'll recognize Dan Randolph as the multi-millionaire, womanizing, fast talking, charismatic star of the several Bova books. Paul Stravenger is the same character (except he's Africa-American). Rich, womanizing, charismatic...Stravenger checks off all the same, fairly uninteresting boxes as many Bova protagonists. In section one, we're taken back and forth between a real-time account of Paul on the moon as he struggles to avoid an assassination attempt by his step-son Greg, who, along with Paul and Paul's wife Joanne (mother of Greg) sit on the board of directors of Masterson Aerospace. While this part of the book is more techno-thriller than anything else, it's not that thrilling because we find out that Greg is behind a series of murders (in addition to trying to kill his step-father) long before the characters find out, which leaves things in a pretty anticlimactic state.

Leap forward twenty years. We meet Doug Stravenger, son of Paul and Joanne (and half brother of Greg). After many years of intense therapy Greg has recovered from the issues that led him to try and kill his step-father and despite the fact that his mother is well aware the he's murdered several people, she has continued to support him in Masterson Corp. In fact, she's recommended that he become the new director of Moonbase. Doug Stravenger has - like his father - fallen in love with the moon. Greg, on the other hand, wants to become director so he can recommend after his year long tenure that Moonbase be closed, as it is a financial drain on the corporation. We're also introduced to The New Morality, a combination of religious groups set on turning the world in to a fundamentalist's dream. Nanotechology - used to create and sustain the Moonbase - is being phased out through religious and political preassure from the New Morality...and it's here that a piece of the puzzle is missing.

There's never any discussion of what caused the New Morality to begin. Halfway through the 2nd part of the book, it's just introduced as if a major religious fundamental movement that includes the worst elements of fundamentalist Christianity, Judaism and Islam is likely to just pop into existence. There's no back story, no gradual build up to the New Morality's main stream just shows up and suddenly has massive influence from politics to education to moral law. We're also never told why the New Morality hates nanotech so much, they just do...and boy do they!

In the final section of the book, Greg and Doug butt heads over the fate of Moonbase. Greg determined to close the facility. Doug determined to keep it open. After sustaining a massive dose of radiation that required nano-therapy to fix in the second section of the book, Doug can't return to Earth thanks to a ban on nanotechnology. Despite the fact that Doug has shown how to make Moonbase profitable, Greg refuses to change his outlook. We also find out that one more person knows about Greg's previous murders - his ex-girlfriend whom he spited twenty years ago. She has managed to make her way to Moonbase to confront Greg about his past. When she does, all hell breaks loose as Greg snaps and along with his former girlfriend, attempt to vent the atmosphere in Moondbase and kill everyone.

Overall, there were some good, even great sections of Moonrise. They're all held back by the flaws though. As with many Bova books, I can overlook the overt sexism (all the male characters can't help but sneak a look at the butt of every girl they pass, most of the female characters have no ability to resist the sexual advances of any character with more than a handful of wealth or power), and even some of the strange choices of the characters (which are often akin to the "smart people doing stupid things" depicted in so many modern horror movies. However, too much of the book just felt like being railroaded. Why develop a back story for why things on Earth are the way they are when you can just create the New Morality and toss it out there, Dues Ex Machina style?

Not the best of "The Grand Tour" series.
100 years ago,we couldn't even fly.50 years ago,any satellite or computer was pure science fiction. Who is to say what tomorrow may bring,or how soon.Wake up People!I own a better computer than NASA had during the Apollo Missions,and it will be old Tech in a year,so who is to say where we will be in another 50 to 100 years; and not just in Technology's books; look to Your Freedoms as well.(Just because you may THINK You're PARANIOD doesn't Mean They're not REALLY After You! This one, and its companion "MOONWAR" are hard to put down;I was reading them when I should have been doing other things!
Good book at a good price.
A good adventure story.
Makes you look at the moon and wish.