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New Moon (Luna, #1)

New Moon (Luna, #1)

Ian McDonald


What would living on the moon be like? How would the inhabitants relate to those left on earth? What would be the economics? The sociology?

There's more than a touch of Robert Heinlein's masterpiece The Moon is a Harsh Mistress here, updated for the twenty-first century. McDonald has the moon evolving an clan-based oligarchy that resembles fourteenth century Italy, but with some amazingly clever nods to the science and engineering needed to actually build a viable lunar civilisation, as well as for their social implications.

4/5. Finished 05 July 2019.

(Originally published on Goodreads.)

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