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Red Moon

Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
4 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)
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Summary

It is 30 years from now, and we have colonised 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.   

Red Moon is a magnificent novel of space exploration and political revolution from New York Times best-selling author Kim Stanley Robinson.   

©2018 Kim Stanley Robinson (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Robinson is one of the world's finest working novelists, in any genre." (Guardian)

"Polymathic, visionary brilliance." (Financial Times)

"Robinson's work has a strong, intelligent social conscience." (GQ)

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Very little sci-fi mainly political.

Disappointed in this. KSR at his best is brilliant, calling this one average is perhaps a little charitable. The ending is the most obvious setup for a second book I have seen (heard) in years.

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interesting new series from KSG

I was having trouble finishing the print version. This audio book worked great. As usual Robinson tries to put all his research on the page which often compromises the pace of the story with unnecessary tangents. but then again it's a KSR novel, what are you going to do!

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Absolutely brilliant

I really liked this but it just ends. It’s a cliff hanger where do I get the next part Grrrrh

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Sci-Fi at its best

There are far too few superlatives to describe the power of KSR's writing. This is prose fiction at its best. The psychological thriller, the political drama, the crime story all rolled into one. What KSR does best is to paint a picture of the protaganists experiences through their voices. Here three different protagonists voices wind around each other and complement and combine to provide a compelling narrative. Additionally it is wonderfully narrated in a manner that has drama but stays true to the author's vision. Superb.

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Where was it going - i'll never know

Kicks off reasonably well although i had trouble distinguishing who was who
Ending is abrupt leading on to book 2 I suspect
Was it really necessary to flip back and forth from earth to the moon so often with little justification/massive risk
Relies a lot on coincidences
Pregnancy was a limp side line not properly resolved

I won't be buying book 2....

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Decent story, but abrupt end

Quite enjoyable, I loved all his Mars books. This is not in the same league, but still recommendable. The narration was better than his last book, but still dull. Too much use of the word “regarded”, when “looked at” would have been better. Same in last book as well... next book, the one set on Mercury.