Red Moon

Red Moon

Book - 2018
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Red Moon is a magnificent novel of space exploration and political revolution from New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson.
It is thirty years from now, and we have colonized the moon.
American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding.
It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler.
Finally, there is Chan Qi. She is the daughter of the Minister of Finance, and without doubt a person of interest to those in power. She is on the moon for reasons of her own, but when she attempts to return to China, in secret, the events that unfold will change everything - on the moon, and on Earth.
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Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316262378
Characteristics: vii, 446 pages ; 25 cm


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KSR is a master storyteller. His novels keep getting better and better and better. Great book!

JessicaGma Feb 14, 2019

I got really annoyed by the ending as it just stopped very abruptly where I thought it may go somewhere any rate, it was a good near future novel, and I feel like it could have a sequel, but it felt more like a short story where you leave unsatisfied by a twist.

Jan 31, 2019

An interesting projection of what Chinese politics could look like in 2047, while really being a commentary on what's happening now. The way some things are described is a bit pedantic, but I suppose the author or editor figured people wouldn't know Chinese history? The pacing is a bit funny, too, but near the end of the book things are getting interesting.

Jan 01, 2019

lot of unexplained connections and too many coincidences.... action happens too quickly, i.e. couldn't happen that fast, misses a lot of the detail that goes into the action that would make it more plausible. But an interesting read on politics, not necessarily chinese politics....

Dec 22, 2018

Red Moon reverberates with Yin and Yang: male and female, parent and child, moon and earth, empire and colony, Asian and Western, harming and restoring nature, even weaving in quantum entanglement.
Kim Stanley Robinson as ever, also offers strong underlying commentary on ethical issues on the frontiers of science (AI, machine learning, general intelligence), as well as politics (the surveillance state, economic injustice mirrored in both East and West, and the divisive politics of internal Chinese infighting approaching a Party Congress).

Nov 19, 2018

This was a lot of fun, very much the normal Robinson themes, plus lots of interesting ideas about where China is heading, more optimistic than the "surveillance state" arguments we typically hear.

Nov 17, 2018

Excellent writing only downer is that this is obviously one of a series since there is no ending-reader is left hanging waiting for the next book. Good way for the author to sell books, sci-fi is famous for trilogies, hard on readers. One of the best writers in the field today.


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