The Moon wants to kill you. Maybe it will kill you when the per diem for your allotted food, water, and air runs out, just before you hit paydirt. Maybe it will kill you when you are trapped between the reigning corporations-the Five Dragons-in a foolish gamble against a futuristic feudal society. On the Moon, you must fight for every inch you want to gain. And that is just what Adriana Corta did. As the leader of the Moon's newest "dragon," Adriana has wrested control of the Moon's Helium-3 industry from the Mackenzie Metal corporation and fought to earn her family's new status. Now, in the twilight of her life, Adriana finds her corporation-Corta Helio-confronted by the many enemies she made during her meteoric rise. If the Corta family is to survive, Adriana's five children must defend their mother's empire from her many enemies... and each other....
|Title||:||Luna: New Moon (Luna #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||432 pages|
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Luna: New Moon (Luna #1) Reviews
When my assistant brought this book home as part of her grad school semester reading, I thought I'd give it a try, remembering how much I liked the author's RIVER OF GODS a couple of years ago. Now I have to say that McDonald is one of the best world builders I've ever read.
This is about the colonization of the moon by industrial entrepreneurs who supply an energy-short Earth where jobs for human beings are scarce and expensive higher education is needed for anyone to get ahead. The cast of char ...more
review on reread - 2017 (before reading volume 2)
Looking at the review below from my first read on the book in 2015 shows once again how much the act of reading and appreciating a book is subjective, depending on desire, mood, experience as a reader and even factors like reading it because it is new and everyone else is reading it rather than actually really wanting to read it so to speak, familiarity etc; this time for example I really loved it - it helped that I once went through it so the mix ...more
All right! What an ending! I won't spoil it, but it's one hell of a satisfying ride.
As I read it, I kept saying to myself, "Damn! This was MADE for HBO. (Or Showtime.) This could be done Brilliantly as a well-funded high-quality production. Hell, this would be even better than GoT, and not only because it's SF instead of F! It's full of glitz, sex, the weight of history, capitalism, and tradition, not to mention all the sprinkling of assassinations and attempted assassinations to liven the party ...more
Disclaimer: I got a free advance reading copy from Gollancz via Netgalley for giving an honest review; which this definitely is.
Luna: New Moon by Ian Mcdonald is a Science Fiction story about the struggles and strife of a new emerging powerful family empire living on The Moon.
Corta-Helio is the newest of the five ‘Dragons’ in Luna society. Each Dragon being a family run empire controlling important resources and infrastructure; think of Mafia families but on the Moon. Adriana Corta is the matria ...more
Al final le he puesto tres estrellas porque dos me parecía demasiado poco, pero si hubiera decimales, creo que 2.75/5 hubiera sido una puntuación más acorde.
Decepcionado es como me he sentido al terminar esta novela. Mis expectativas eran altas y mira que me ha encantado la ambientación Lunar que nos presenta McDonald, pero la trama estilo telefilme malo de antena 3 ha terminado por superarme.
Ni la historia, ni los personajes me han parecido a la altura de la ambientación y es una verdadera pena ...more
This was a quick, exciting read to be sure. I enjoyed all of the subplots and most of the characters. It had little substance, and read more like an action thriller than anything, but some well-written, fast-reading sci fi pulp is something I don't turn my nose up at! Especially not when it's done with skill.
A dynastic tale of powerful families that owes something to both the Medicis and Dallas as well as a healthy dose of Game of Thrones.
The Cortas are the newest of the Five Dragons, the most powerful and wealthy entrepreneur families of the fledgling moon civilization. They live in a delicate balance of power within the family itself and with the other great families, including the Corta's main rival, the MacKenzies. The story follows three generations of the Cortas as their matriarch readies hers ...more
Reread March 2017 - Still fantastic.
“Nothing tells you that you are not on Earth anymore than exhaling at one price and inhaling at another.”
This is easily my book of the year - and so late! Truly, it is the most well-written, intriguing, believable, unique science fiction I have read in a long time, let alone this year - and it is an absolute roller coaster to boot.
Luna: New Moon (the first in a duology!!! Hooray for short and sweet series!) follows the lives of the Corta family - a lunar B ...more