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

  • Jamie Collins
    Apr 25, 2018
    2.5 stars. This is billed as a murder mystery set on the moon, and isn?t that a great cover image? I found it an okay read, but I suspect other fans of science fiction will enjoy it more. The setting is great, even if the author is too much in love with the technology he has inven...
  • 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...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    Feb 13, 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...
  • 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...
  • Charles
    Apr 27, 2018
    I've been a fan of science fiction stories taking place on Luna since I read Tongues of the Moon. Moon-based science fiction is seeing a bit of a revival lately. Between the recent Artemis and New Moon (Luna #1) series (my reviews) there have been more books with the Moon as a sett...
  • 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...
  • Nathan
    Apr 20, 2018
    This was a rough journey. Where do I start? The story, the characters, or the "science"? Its a tough choice. I'll be brief for each. Lets start with the writing (not even listed above since it is just bad). "Missiles certainly were." That was a complete sentence from the book. T...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Courtney
    Apr 01, 2018
    **** Review to come. **** ...
  • Ian Luther
    May 02, 2018
    Alright, let's distill this book down to the main points and save everyone some time: -war is bad -non-soldiers don't know war is bad -sometimes war is kind of fun though -but it's still bad -people who are in war are sad -people who used to be in war are still sad -people die...
  • 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...
  • Mandy
    May 02, 2018
    3.5 to 4 stars. Science fiction isn?t my thing at all. However this novel intrigued me. (Btw thanks to Harper Collins for the ARC). It?s 2072 and people live on the moon and are trying to save Earth. When one of the Americans is killed, making history as the first murder on the...
  • 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...
  • Jack Teng
    Apr 30, 2018
    I INHALED this book! Brilliant mix of action and politics... on the moon! ...
  • 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...