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Discesa sulla Luna by Allen Steele
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Discesa sulla Luna (edition 1995)

by Allen Steele

Series: Near Space (book 3)

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The former head of a lunar mining operation returns to the moon and is immediately sucked into a dangerous morass of labor troubles, lies, larceny, and corporate wrongdoing in this wildly entertaining science fiction thrill ride There is big trouble on the moon. The blue-collar working stiffs of Descartes Station, who mine the surface for minerals and the North Pole for water, have become increasingly dissatisfied with Skycorp's general disregard for its employees' well-being. Following the most recent spate of layoffs, the labor strike grumblings have only grown louder, so the company is sending former base administrator and recovering alcoholic Lester Riddell back into the fold in an attempt to boost morale and output alike.   The truth, however, becomes shockingly apparent to Riddell almost immediately upon his return. Not only has he been unceremoniously dumped into a muddled mess of larceny, piracy, and corporate malfeasance, it appears that Skycorp is purposely setting him up to fail--which could spell finis for Descartes Station and every trash-talking, pot-smoking, porn-loving Vacuum Sucker and Moondog who toils there. But as the Skycorp suits are about to discover, they've just made the biggest mistake of their corporate lives--because Lester Riddell is nobody's fall guy.   Three-time Hugo Award winner Allen Steele has seen the near future, and it isn't pretty--it's noisy, dirty, dangerous, and chaotic. Thrilling, wildly inventive, delightfully profane, and totally outrageous, Lunar Descent is one hell of rocket ride, with a master of science fiction at the helm.… (more)
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If he hadn't stopped using (Overusing!) the word "Copacetic" by a third way through the book I probably would have throw it out my door.
But he did, and it turned out to be enjoyable. ( )
1 vote shorte | Feb 26, 2018 |
The quality of writing by Allen Steele really improved with this novel. His previous two books 'Orbital Decay' and 'Clarke County, Space!', had very interesting characters, and some good ideas, but did not quite hold together. 'Lunar Descent' has all the positives of the earlier books, adding stronger writing and plotting. It was a pleasure to read. You need not read the earlier books to pick this one up. ( )
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The former head of a lunar mining operation returns to the moon and is immediately sucked into a dangerous morass of labor troubles, lies, larceny, and corporate wrongdoing in this wildly entertaining science fiction thrill ride There is big trouble on the moon. The blue-collar working stiffs of Descartes Station, who mine the surface for minerals and the North Pole for water, have become increasingly dissatisfied with Skycorp's general disregard for its employees' well-being. Following the most recent spate of layoffs, the labor strike grumblings have only grown louder, so the company is sending former base administrator and recovering alcoholic Lester Riddell back into the fold in an attempt to boost morale and output alike.   The truth, however, becomes shockingly apparent to Riddell almost immediately upon his return. Not only has he been unceremoniously dumped into a muddled mess of larceny, piracy, and corporate malfeasance, it appears that Skycorp is purposely setting him up to fail--which could spell finis for Descartes Station and every trash-talking, pot-smoking, porn-loving Vacuum Sucker and Moondog who toils there. But as the Skycorp suits are about to discover, they've just made the biggest mistake of their corporate lives--because Lester Riddell is nobody's fall guy.   Three-time Hugo Award winner Allen Steele has seen the near future, and it isn't pretty--it's noisy, dirty, dangerous, and chaotic. Thrilling, wildly inventive, delightfully profane, and totally outrageous, Lunar Descent is one hell of rocket ride, with a master of science fiction at the helm.

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