Gunpowder Moon

Gunpowder Moon

A realistic and chilling vision of life on the Moon, where dust kills as easily as the vacuum of space?but murder is even quicker?a fast-paced, cinematic science fiction thriller, this debut novel combines the inventiveness of The Martian, the intrigue of The Expanse, and the thrills of Red Rising. The Moon smells like gunpowder. Every lunar walker since Apollo 11 has notic A realistic and chilling vision of life on the Moon, where dust kills as easily as the vacuum of space?but murd...

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Title:Gunpowder Moon
Author:David Pedreira
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:Gunpowder Moon
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:289 pages pages

Gunpowder Moon Reviews

  • Kemper
    Mar 12, 2018
    I received a free advance copy of this from the publisher for review. They say to never judge a book by its cover, but if you show me a space helmet with a hole in the visor laying on the surface of the moon?..I?m gonna read that book. It?s the year 2072 and Earth has just...
  • Mike
    Mar 18, 2018
    I received an advanced copy from Harper Voyager in anticipation of a fair review. Gunpowder Moon started out slow and was heading for a 2 Star level but it picked up about a third of the way through and the final third was excellent, exciting, edge-of-the seat -- really showed the ...
  • Kaethe
    Feb 20, 2018
    That was fun. Highly recommended for fans of Cormoran Strike and military fiction: Dechert leads a team of quirky alpha men (and one clever not too girly woman) in a constant battle against the lunar elements. Now he has to try and keep them safe from a murderer, and possibly, a war. ...
  • Will Byrnes
    Mar 08, 2018
    We are still the beast, and we always will be. And all this stuff that we fight over?power, money, territory, helium-3?it?s little more than a carcass on an African plain. Serenity 1 most definitely deserved its name as a peaceful place. But things change. Dechert is in charg...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    Apr 03, 2018
    I put this on my "Thriller" shelf...but that's being a little generous I think. I saw this book "touted" and read the synopsis which says (quote) "this debut novel combines the inventiveness of The Martian, the intrigue of The Expanse, and the thrills of Red Rising." I'm sorry, i...
  • Dlmrose
    Mar 06, 2018
    3.5 ...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Mar 10, 2018
    ?Life is so tenuous on Luna?s desiccated expanse that staying alive is an endeavor practiced with almost religious fervor. No one ever deserts another man on the Moon. Race, creed, religion, flag---none of that crap matters. Dechert would risk his life for any Chinese digger in dis...
  • Linda Munro
    Mar 18, 2018
    I received this ARC copy via a Goodreads giveaway. The book was accurately billed as: A realistic and chilling vision of life on the Moon, where dust kills as easily as the vacuum of space?but murder is even quicker?a fast-paced, cinematic science fiction thriller? Set dur...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Feb 14, 2018
    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/02/19/... When I first found out about Gunpowder Moon, I knew I had to read it. I?m a sucker for a good sci-fi mystery in space, and the novel?s lunar setting further sold me on it. But this is not just anothe...
  • H.
    Feb 13, 2018
    I walked into Gunpowder Moon thinking of it as a mystery, but it is really more of a thriller. It benefits the most from the strength of the lead?Caden Dechert?and the carefully drawn vision of a plausible future on the moon. Gunpowder is more of a thriller than a mystery, but i...
  • Chris
    Feb 19, 2018
    It's my general browsing technique to grab a book and take in the first few pages then skip to the middle for a few more . I do that because it's my theory that authors invest the most time w/the opening...that's where you'll find their best pitches. It's the middle innings where the y...
  • Joan
    Mar 26, 2018
    Review of Uncorrected Proof Caden Dechert, chief of mining operations on the lunar Sea of Serenity, loses one of his crewmen in a deliberate act of murder, a first on the moon where, until now, the primary rule had been safety for all. Desperate to prevent a catastrophe, he sets out...
  • Peter Tillman
    Mar 08, 2018
    Good, gritty near-future novel of mining, mayhem and murder on the moon, which morphs into bad political stuff. Well-written, good character sketches, nice touches of moral ambiguity. Well, sort of. I particularly liked the ending. A worthy debut, and one of the better novels on living...
  • Beth Cato
    Dec 11, 2017
    I was provided a galley of the book by the publisher. A murder mystery on the moon. It's as simple as that, and as awesome as that. Dechert is the chief of a lunar mining operation. He's not young. He's had substantial military experience. He's on the moon to get away from that past...
  • Emily
    Jan 25, 2018
    I don't read a ton of sci-fi, and I really enjoyed Gunpowder Moon. This is a book about resource mining on the moon, and the first murder that occurs up there. It was intriguing and had some good suspenseful parts. I think there were a few too many characters to keep track of, but it w...
  • Christopher Farrell
    Nov 09, 2017
    3.5 stars I think this was a really interesting, realistic approach to resource mining on the Moon. Pedreira did a really good job making this story feel like a real possibility, and I'll admit that I was really involved in the storyline. No crazy amounts of technobabble, no cliché...
  • Brooke
    Mar 07, 2018
    DNF. Took three chapters before we met a non-male character. Three sentences into that, one of the men is staring at her ass. A couple paragraphs later, we get a detailed description of her appearance (the only other character with such a description was the token POC, naturally) culmi...
  • Oswego Public Library District
    Apr 04, 2018
    ??The Moon was supposed to be different, Lin. It was supposed to be demilitarized. It was supposed to be shared.? ?Nothing so valuable ever is.?? It?s 2072, and after the Earth?s environmental collapse, the moon is a vital source for fuel. The need for survival once...
  • Courtney
    Apr 01, 2018
    **** Review to come. **** ...
  • Andrea
    Apr 04, 2018
    ??The Moon was supposed to be different, Lin. It was supposed to be demilitarized. It was supposed to be shared.? ?Nothing so valuable ever is.?? It?s 2072, and after the Earth?s environmental collapse, the moon is a vital source for fuel. The need for survival once...
  • Cheryl
    Feb 25, 2018
    This was an book that takes place on the moon, where various countries are mining. The people on the moon are very close and look out for each other, due to the harsh living conditions. I enjoyed the characters, along with the plot of the book. It has a bit of action and a mystery, how...
  • Gary
    Feb 12, 2018
    The Moon has been a hot topic in science fiction lately. Ian McDonald has his elegantly overstuffed Luna trilogy; Andy Weir gave us an intricately detailed, but overly mechanical procedural, Artemis; John Kessel snuck under the radar with his magnificent utopian epic The Moon and the O...
  • Jason Braida
    Feb 24, 2018
    A good quick read. It reminds me of Outland in terms of the setting of a mining station in an inhospitable environment. Entertaining. ...
  • Adrian
    Mar 02, 2018
    1.5 stars This got me excited since it?s supposed to be like The Martian, The Expanse, and Red Rising. I enjoyed all of those but did not enjoy this book. I don?t know what it was, but I felt like this book just jumped you right into a story line that was really fast and didn?t ...
  • Roy
    Apr 07, 2018
    A solid political hard scifi that has does some things well but wont set the scifi world on fire. The plot is pretty standard, with a resoltuion that seemed pretty cliched. It was resolved relatively easily. I however like the science behind the moon and its mining. The novel is gettin...
  • Sarah
    Feb 26, 2018
    I?m giving it 3.5 stars rounded up to 4. This is a murder mystery set on the moon. Moon related fiction seems to be a popular trend right now, but I?m not complaining. The writing in this book was excellent. The author does a very good job of expressing the cold desolate landsca...
  • Samantha (AK)
    Mar 08, 2018
    DNF at Page 58 Disappointing. The premise is fine, if not terribly original. Typical cast set-up, cookie-cutter protagonist, and it might still have been an ok read for a brain-fried evening but for Lane. Or, more precisely, Pedreira's portrayal of Lane through Dechert's gaze...
  • Justin
    Apr 08, 2018
    I love Pedreira?s near-future, horrifying climate collapse, economic crisis and all. His central hero is a memorable one, Lew Archer broken by modern war and endless wartime, slowly building himself back into someone recognizably human. I do wish Pedreira had spent a bit more time on...
  • Ti.Me
    Mar 05, 2018
    It's way too easy to die on the moon, and terrifyingly easy to start a war. These are the two thoughts that dominate the reader's mind throughout Gunpowder Moon. A mining operations commander and his crew get caught up in an international crisis when drilling equipment is sabotaged...
  • Aristotle
    Feb 23, 2018
    Murder on the Moon "People living on the moon. Jesus. Just fifty feet away from us it's two hundred and eighty below zero in the shade and pure vacuum, enough to boil the water out of your body before you get the chance to freeze. We have no business being here" -Quarles So why i...