Moonfall

1 rating: 5.0
A book by Jack Mcdevitt

Over the last few years, Jack McDevitt has quietly been producing an outstanding collection of science fiction novels. Earlier works such asThe Engines of GodandAncient Shoreshad a thoughtful, archeological-exploration bent, but withMoonfallhe takes … see full wiki

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Author: Jack Mcdevitt
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Eos
1 review about Moonfall

McDevitt's Best -- Exciting and believable

  • May 23, 2000
Rating:
+5
Forget "Armeggedon". Forget "Deep Impact". This is THE space/disaster book that SHOULD have been made into a movie. Jack McDevitt's "Moonfall" presents the reader with a gripping plot, solid character development, and cutting edge "hard" science fiction.

From the opening of "Moonbase" to the final hair-raising solutions, this book is not to be missed.

From the coattail-riding Vice-President who wants to be a real hero; the chaplain (yes, unlike many SF writers, McDevitt is not ashamed to recognize that most people have and need a faith) who truly discovers his own faith; the young wife who discovers that her "Casper Milquetoast" husband is far more of a hero than she ever believed; to the brilliant young scientist who finally discovers the solution which may save the planet, McDevitt's characters are deep and believable.

Finally, McDevitt's science is plausible. This is not a novel of the 24th century; rather it is set in the mid 21st century, using technological concepts quite feasible in the near future.

Of all the McDevitt books I own and have read (5), this one is my favorite. Buy it -- you won't regret it.

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