BOOK REVIEW: RED MOON by Kim Stanley Robinson

January 31, 2019 BY

Red Moon is written by multi-award winning author Kim Stanley Robinson, who has authored more than 20 books. His work is often described as ‘literary science fiction’ and he is regarded as one of the world’s best science fiction writers.

This magnificent novel is about space exploration, political revolution and the first colony on the moon. The story focuses on three main characters – American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China’s Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding.

It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveller.

Finally, there is Chan Qi. She is the daughter of the Minister of Finance, and without doubt a person of interest to those in power. She is on the moon for reasons of her own, but when she attempts to return to China, in secret, the events that unfold will change everything – on the moon, and on Earth.

Little Brown $32.99