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By Ben Bova

Moonwar, the sequel to Moonrise, is a fast moving high-tech experience that tells the tale of the fledgling lunar colony--Moonbase--and the way it is now in jeopardy as political forces search to regulate or wreck it. This booklet is the continuation of the tale of Douglas Stavenger, the Kennedy-esque scion of Moonbase’s founding dynasty.

While Moonbase has been flourishing lower than Stavenger’s administration, it’s life, or even Stavenger’s existence, either rely on nanotechnology that have been outlawed in the world in accordance with a wave of luddite worry and violence. quickly, United international locations peacekeepers arrive at the moon to implement the anti-nanotech legislation, bringing with them intrepid information reporter Edith Elgin, who quickly falls for Doug. in the meantime, Doug’s mom Joanna has selected to come to Earth, yet upon arrival she is held hostage by means of the secretary normal of the UN who wishes Doug to give up his forces and extra, to be killed.

Slick politicians, attractive tv anchors, and calculating company barons supply complicated and fascinating surroundings: think Washington within the area age, with nonstop motion and funky know-how.

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But Liberty’s devotion is somewhat . . conditional. After what’s happened recently, I wanted to take a few moments and speak to those who are more—let us say, in sync with my ideals. I wanted to thank you. Both of you. Things lie ahead and—well, no one knows the hour of his passing. It’s more important than ever that we stay united. ” He smiled, the neatly trimmed black-and-white beard parting to reveal white teeth. ” Jim had thought he was a jaded cynic. But at Mengsk’s words, he actually blushed.

And what I don’t believe in . . ” He stabbed a finger down, and the image disappeared. A light began to flash almost immediately, indicating that Arcturus wanted to have the last word, but Valerian was done. Behind him, the White Star, having shaken itself mostly free of the zerg, moved slowly around to fire on one of the ships trailing the Bucephalus. It landed a perfect hit on the Patroclus, and more red-orange death sprang up. Two battlecruisers, then. Two of the twenty-five that had accompanied Valerian would be able to make the jump with him.

The Bucephalus and a single other vessel of the “fleet” were all that accompanied the Hyperion as it fled to its next brief respite. Anger burned, cold and seething, in Valerian’s gut. He punched a button. ” “I did, and I’m right sorry about it,” came Raynor’s voice. It was laced with genuine sympathy. ” “I agree, but I know that Swann and his team are working as fast as they possibly can. Judging by the last time, we’ve got about fifteen minutes or less before your dad finds us again, assuming that Swann hasn’t gotten all the bugs yet.

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