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Moonstruck by Edward M. Lerner

Moonstruck (original 2005; edition 2005)

by Edward M. Lerner

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Assigned to be the liaison between Earth and the aliens who claim to represent a federation of intelligent races, Kyle begins to become suspicious about the aliens' peaceful intentions and joins forces with an alien ally, regarded as a freak among her own kind, to stop a potential conspiracy.
Authors:Edward M. Lerner
Info:Baen (2005), Hardcover, 304 pages
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Moonstruck by Edward M. Lerner (2005)

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Aliens come offering trade and peace, but they are not what they seem. Once more the USA saves the world from a premature end, they know better, have smarter people and more money than all other countries.

I was attracted to this book by the title, I was hoping for a Moon story. Instead the Moon appears only at the end, improbably covered by nano-machines. I am also starting to get bored of these "American Hero" stories and there are quite a few holes in the plot, but I think the politics interplay is not too bad.

Not very good, but if you stumble upon a copy at a flea market for 1€, it is ok for a rainy afternoon with nothing better to do. ( )
  venza | May 7, 2016 |
Aliens visit Earth, claiming to want to consider us for membership in galactic society, but right from the beginning, something about them seems suspicious. The aliens' plan, once it's revealed (surprisingly early in the book and after a minimal amount of suspense) is potentially interesting in a silly, Doctor Who villain kind of way, but without any of the fun you'd get from real Doctor Who villains. The science at least is pretty good and involves a few modestly clever ideas, but it's really the only thing in this book that is plausible. It's also rather badly paced, with a drawn-out ending and entire sections read more like an outline for a novel than a finished story. My verdict: a resounding "meh." ( )
  bragan | Mar 14, 2011 |
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To friends and colleagues too numerous to mention in and around NASA. And to the Hard SF authors who steered me in that direction.
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