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Lunar Attack by John Rankine

Lunar Attack

by John Rankine

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This book is based on a British tv series from the 1970s called Space: 1999. The premise is that in 1999 humans have built a base on the moon. An accident on the far side of the moon where nuclear waste is stored blasts the moon out of its orbit, and it floats through space indefinitely. The people on Moonbase Alpha analyze every planet they come within range of hoping to find one that they can settle on. They face all kinds of dangers and mysteries as they travel through space (since it would have been a pretty boring tv series otherwise).

Each novel basically turns four episodes worth of scripts into prose form, so the plots are not new if you've seen the series. In this volume the Alphans go up against a seemingly hostile race of aliens that show them what would happen if the Alphans were to settle on their planet, a demon that possesses one of the crew members when an experiment goes awry, two alien races that put the moon in the middle of their interplanetary war, and a living meteorite that may either save them or destroy them. It's not great literature by a long shot, but it is interesting if you're a fan of the series. ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
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