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
It looks like it's the new fad to compare any book that has as much as two camps squabbling to Game of Thrones, and if said rival camps happen to be families jockeying for power political or economic, then even better. This marketing trick not only has become old too fast but is also rather counterproductive: it creates high expectations in readers who get the comparison even if they're familiar only with the show, paving the way for disappointment, and does a disservice to both the old product ...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
4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum http://bibliosanctum.com/2015/11/12/r...
If you can imagine the Starks and Lannisters as two rival families with competing mining operations on the moon, I daresay the situation might look a lot like the plot of Luna: New Moon. I can’t remember the last time I read a sci-fi novel featuring a richer and more compelling premise, and I am also amazed that the characters are all so developed and well-defined. Where do I even begin when it comes to the many things I ...more
"When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza-pie...That’s amore!"
Dean Martin certainly sang how we see the the moon here on Earth. It’s a brilliant light in the night sky that is the symbol of romance as well as a tantalizing beacon of wonder and discovery that inspired one the greatest scientific and engineering achievements in human history. However, that’s looking at it from a distance. On closer examination it’s a lifeless hunk of rock in a vacuum that is irradiated constantly by the sun. A ...more
"The might and magic of money is not what it allows you to own; it is what it allows you to be. Money is freedom."
Truer words were never spoken. People left Earth looking for a new kind of freedom and frontier, not wanting to be constrained by old ideas. On the moon, anything goes, for a price: offer, acceptance and consideration. The only law is the law of contract, enforced by courts and if necessary in bloody trials by combat. In effect, everything is freely available, but nothing comes witho ...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
La luna no es de queso. Tampoco es de malvavisco. No hay un hombre con una linterna ni un gran conejo. La luna puede aliviar a los que se han intoxicado de filosofía, mientras uno la vea desde 600,000 kms de distancia. En la vida real, la luna es letal.
Ya nuestro amigo Andy Weir nos mató el romanticismo por Marte. Marte no es un lugar exótico donde una civilización decadente lucha guerras con poca ropa. Marte es un deshierto helado y asesino. Ahora viene McDonald a decirnos que la luna no es muy ...more
Ugh! What a cliff hanger! I’m dying over here. Warning: don’t pick this up until your prepared to commit to both books. (Aaaanndd... apparently the third is due out this year.)
I keep seeing this describes as Game of Thrones in space. I sort of get it? But I also don’t. It’s like Capone vs O’Banion in space. Except instead of bootlegging they’re fighting about Helium-3 and turf. They have dazzling parties and beautiful clothes. They’re wealthy. Their lives are always in danger.
We follow the story ...more