Luna

Luna[PDF / Epub] ✩ Luna ☉ Garon Whited – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk It s the end of the world, and I have the best seat in the houseArmageddon has arrived It s not as bad as we thought From the very first line, Luna grabs the reader Where most books start with a world It s the end of the world, and I have the best seat in the houseArmageddon has arrived It s not as bad as we thought From the very first line, Luna grabs the reader Where most books start with a world in trouble and ride the story on into a happy ending or to the ultimate destruction, Luna starts with the end of the world Things can only get better, rightWith the world destroyed, the story centers on six survivors in the first Lunar shuttle, on their way to shake down and tune up a robot built underground tunnel complex on the Moon They have to face a number of issues, not the least of which is the self destruction of their homeworld and the survival of the species Fortunately, any culture advanced enough to have a Lunar colony and the capability to destroy its own civilization is likely to have people who are not on the planet at any given time From these few survivors, the human race will have to either survive and grow, or wither away into nothing They have to face many difficulties, ranging from purely scientific ones such as genetics, mechanics, chemistry, and nutrition, to the complex difficulties of human nature, such as love, sex, and loneliness The conflict between politics and military command also rears its ugly head, with uncertain results, aside from the obvious War Told from the point of view of Max, the officer in charge of the mechanical aspects of the Lunar base, Luna takes us on a fast paced tour of our own Moon, the LaGrange points, a number of habitable satellites, as well as the light and dark places in the human soul Any science fiction reader will delight in the near future possibilities of Lunar colonization, along with the superb character development, snappy dialogue, and the dry humor that are so characteristic of Garon Whited s workA gripping page turner, Whited s Luna is than a little reminiscent of Robert Heinlein, mixed with a dash of EE Doc Smith, and stirred with a sardonic sense of humor uniquely his own Fans of Garon Whited s Nightlord Sunset will want to add this one to the collection. Step One Destroy the world.Step Two Play with the survivors.Step Three Cackle madly as they struggle to Save Humanity Well it s a littlecomplicated than that There are some relationships, a few genetic issues, political infighting, kidnapping, murder, hostage taking, military actions Okay, maybe a lotcomplicated. I picked up this science fiction curiosity out of interest since others who reviewed it stated it was like The Martian, another book I thoroughly enjoyed.This doesn t quite have the cleverness of The Martian, but it stands up in its own right.The story starts right away with the Earth getting nuked several times over Who caused it No one knows for certain, but once a nuke is in the air, retaliation occurs and it s game over for humanity The people who have a front row seat to the firework I picked up this science fiction curiosity out of interest since others who reviewed it stated it was like The Martian, another book I thoroughly enjoyed.This doesn t quite have the cleverness of The Martian, but it stands up in its own right.The story starts right away with the Earth getting nuked several times over Who caused it No one knows for certain, but once a nuke is in the air, retaliation occurs and it s game over for humanity The people who have a front row seat to the firework show is a crew of military personnel heading to the moon where a space base has been built.The perspective follows one of the crew members, Max Hardy, who seems to be able to do it all without breaking a sweat Then again, larger than life characters don t bother me if I m just looking for good entertainment.While the book kept my interest at the beginning, it took a while for me to really get hooked After that point, I was all in and reveled at how situations were taken care of and how problems were dealt with Whited did a great job of never prolonging anything longer than needed and for that, I m thankful What an exciting read I loved the premise about forming a survival colony when the Earth is near extinction I read the book in just a few sessions because it was so entertaining I just could not stay away for long The characters just came alive in the book though I did think Max came off a little stuffy on occasion Still, he was charming and funny most often I enjoyed his self deprecating humor The author did a fabulous job sketching in the technology so I was able for form clear mental im What an exciting read I loved the premise about forming a survival colony when the Earth is near extinction I read the book in just a few sessions because it was so entertaining I just could not stay away for long The characters just came alive in the book though I did think Max came off a little stuffy on occasion Still, he was charming and funny most often I enjoyed his self deprecating humor The author did a fabulous job sketching in the technology so I was able for form clear mental images of the settings without overwhelming me with tedious detail Mostly the story centered around the characters and how they managed to pull together during the toughest times and triumph over extreme adversity I hope there will be a sequel.Reviewed by Laurie J Not at all literaryLoved the story The survival and fight for a future was exciting and unusual I found the technical descriptions too long and boring But I could see how the science would fascinate a buff who was into that sort of thing All in all a good romp with some well drawn characters Reminded me a little of a Heinlein story in style and flavour Not at all literary. This man knows how to write.I think I ve read all his books so far Luna is an amazing piece of work His stories feel so complete and fleshed out This is one of his shorter books but you will love it. Loved it The Martian actually came out second best.Great writing I truly enjoyed every moment of this book Fluid writing, good characterisations and well thought out storyline This is my first five star review for any book other than a classic. Mok s reviewAn excellent story It is a good missing chunk of the original nightlord series that has finally been filled in. Great read, full of humour and tech, mostly believable too Loved it, recommend it as a must read for fun It s the end of the world, and I have the best seat in the house A Red Raven Reads Review of Luna by Garon Whitedredravenreads.wordpress.com booksarefood.wordpress.com THE STORY The book begins with an introduction to protagonist Maxwell Hardy, an astronaut in the post apocalyptic aftermath of World War III, and his fellow crew members aboard the titular space shuttle Luna They are voyaging toward the moon when they learn that the world as we know it has, in effect, ended We follow M It s the end of the world, and I have the best seat in the house A Red Raven Reads Review of Luna by Garon Whitedredravenreads.wordpress.com booksarefood.wordpress.com THE STORY The book begins with an introduction to protagonist Maxwell Hardy, an astronaut in the post apocalyptic aftermath of World War III, and his fellow crew members aboard the titular space shuttle Luna They are voyaging toward the moon when they learn that the world as we know it has, in effect, ended We follow Max and the crew on their journey to the moon, but mostly their life on the moon when they land shortly thereafter decisions about repopulating the planet, searching for other survivors, and characters discovering themselves amidst an existential crisis unlike any other Luna is a strange combination of lunar borne science fiction, subpar romance, humor, action, and murder BUM BUM BUMMMMM THE GOOD Luna has a LOT of good things going for it The realistic descriptions of lunar life are phenomenally presented and well researched The writing itself is vivid, spunky, and alive Further, it is literally laugh out loud funny However, the reason why I read this book throughout the problems I will discuss below is Maxwell himself Is he realistic No, not really But he s so gosh darn likable that no negativity I could give about his character even matters He can be impulsive and immature, but he s also down to earth, witty, carefree, and childish in a way that made me smile right along with the 6 5 goofball I love Max I really do It is exceedingly clear that a lot of love and heart went into this book, and that Mr Whited is a gifted writer and character creator However, despite the immense amount of positivity I can discuss, as a reviewer it is also my job to be the bearer of bad news THE BAD It seems fairly obvious to me that this book was plotted out sparingly, if at all The scenes mesh together like bricks and Elmer s glue that is to say, they don t The book is all over the place There is a lot of sharp wit to this book that I appreciate but it s hard to appreciate when EARTH IS BASICALLY DEAD The light heartedness about the affair is so contradictory to a necessary but absent sense of realism concerning the very serious subject matter There is an abundance of typographical errors, which didn t bother me much when I was reading the book, though I know that is a deal breaker for some The romance was poorly done and it made little to no sense at all Maxwell is a very likable character, so why in the world does he choose to propose to Kathy, a veritable jealous psychopath, less than halfway through the book I think my biggest complaint is the lack of realistic human emotion Stop making jokes about how badly every woman wants you, bro And the sex jokes were absolutely the worst I actually couldn t tell if they were supposed to be jokes or a form of seduction half the time Don t quote me on this, but I m pretty sure there was a joke about Max s penis lifting off that Kathy tried to say seductively You had one job, and it was to not go there.THE CONSENSUS Despite all this, I liked what I read The writing style is very fun to read it bounces along and sparks and sizzles and bites Maxwell is likeable his delightfully skewed way he looks at the world is beyond refreshing Further, I ve said it once and I will say it again PHENOMENAL RESEARCH I didn t understand half of the technical jargon but I was super into it Saybig words I don t understand, please insert heart eyes emoticon here While this would be a great book for the right person and it definitely deserves a chance, the bad almost drowned out the good for me And it kills me to type that, because with a solid plot, withcharacter development, with a concise theme and direction, this book has the potential to be GREAT, and I truly mean that I think Mr Whited is a unique voice, a breath of fresh air, and a writer with boundless potential However, amidst the poor plotting, unrealistic characters, lack of direction, and a rushed and unfulfilling romance that I would love to see removed from the book entirely, I can only say I liked it, but I disliked it a little .THE RATING However, from a solely objective point of view, I would rate this book 3 5 stars, and would certainly recommend giving it a shot especially for only 3 onif the problems I ve mentioned aren t deal breakers and you d like to read something witty and lighthearted This book WILL make you laugh, guaranteed It wasn t my cup of tea, but hey, I m a coffee person This review is on the standalone book, Luna , by Garon Whited.This story starts off with the main character Maxwell and his crew aboard the spacecraft Luna on its way to a base on the moon However, in transit to the lunar station the earth is engulfed in nuclear explosions and the world as they knew it is gone This book follows the crew through their new life in space through Max s perspective as the team makes tough decisions, plans their next move, and looks for a brighter future for the This review is on the standalone book, Luna , by Garon Whited.This story starts off with the main character Maxwell and his crew aboard the spacecraft Luna on its way to a base on the moon However, in transit to the lunar station the earth is engulfed in nuclear explosions and the world as they knew it is gone This book follows the crew through their new life in space through Max s perspective as the team makes tough decisions, plans their next move, and looks for a brighter future for the human race Luna is a great sci fi post apocalyptic story with everything it needs to keep you interested.There are many good things about this book The story seemed very original to me and kept me interested through the entire read The writing is very well done from the descriptions of what is going on to the serious and sometimes hilarious conversations between characters This book does well at portraying the feelings of the intense situation that these characters are in and the events they go through The characters are very well constructed and relatable, especially the main character Max I also found myself not being able to put this book down when the action starts getting intense Though my experience with this book is mostly positive there are a few things that fall a little short with this book As I read through the story I stumbled across a couple of typos and errors that throws you off while reading The other thing that bothered me was some of the scenes didn t really seem to belong there Like they had been added after that section was already written which made the story not mesh together very well.Despite these few issues I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone, especially sci fi readers and the spacey post apocalyptic crowd This book really does a good job at showing what life would be like on the moon and how people would act in the situation and is worth the read I would give this book a good 4 out of 5 stars

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    Luna ePUB ¿ Paperback officer in charge of the mechanical aspects of the Lunar base, Luna takes us on a fast paced tour of our own Moon, the LaGrange points, a number of habitable satellites, as well as the light and dark places in the human soul Any science fiction reader will delight in the near future possibilities of Lunar colonization, along with the superb character development, snappy dialogue, and the dry humor that are so characteristic of Garon Whited s workA gripping page turner, Whited s Luna is than a little reminiscent of Robert Heinlein, mixed with a dash of EE Doc Smith, and stirred with a sardonic sense of humor uniquely his own Fans of Garon Whited s Nightlord Sunset will want to add this one to the collection. Step One Destroy the world.Step Two Play with the survivors.Step Three Cackle madly as they struggle to Save Humanity Well it s a littlecomplicated than that There are some relationships, a few genetic issues, political infighting, kidnapping, murder, hostage taking, military actions Okay, maybe a lotcomplicated. I picked up this science fiction curiosity out of interest since others who reviewed it stated it was like The Martian, another book I thoroughly enjoyed.This doesn t quite have the cleverness of The Martian, but it stands up in its own right.The story starts right away with the Earth getting nuked several times over Who caused it No one knows for certain, but once a nuke is in the air, retaliation occurs and it s game over for humanity The people who have a front row seat to the firework I picked up this science fiction curiosity out of interest since others who reviewed it stated it was like The Martian, another book I thoroughly enjoyed.This doesn t quite have the cleverness of The Martian, but it stands up in its own right.The story starts right away with the Earth getting nuked several times over Who caused it No one knows for certain, but once a nuke is in the air, retaliation occurs and it s game over for humanity The people who have a front row seat to the firework show is a crew of military personnel heading to the moon where a space base has been built.The perspective follows one of the crew members, Max Hardy, who seems to be able to do it all without breaking a sweat Then again, larger than life characters don t bother me if I m just looking for good entertainment.While the book kept my interest at the beginning, it took a while for me to really get hooked After that point, I was all in and reveled at how situations were taken care of and how problems were dealt with Whited did a great job of never prolonging anything longer than needed and for that, I m thankful What an exciting read I loved the premise about forming a survival colony when the Earth is near extinction I read the book in just a few sessions because it was so entertaining I just could not stay away for long The characters just came alive in the book though I did think Max came off a little stuffy on occasion Still, he was charming and funny most often I enjoyed his self deprecating humor The author did a fabulous job sketching in the technology so I was able for form clear mental im What an exciting read I loved the premise about forming a survival colony when the Earth is near extinction I read the book in just a few sessions because it was so entertaining I just could not stay away for long The characters just came alive in the book though I did think Max came off a little stuffy on occasion Still, he was charming and funny most often I enjoyed his self deprecating humor The author did a fabulous job sketching in the technology so I was able for form clear mental images of the settings without overwhelming me with tedious detail Mostly the story centered around the characters and how they managed to pull together during the toughest times and triumph over extreme adversity I hope there will be a sequel.Reviewed by Laurie J Not at all literaryLoved the story The survival and fight for a future was exciting and unusual I found the technical descriptions too long and boring But I could see how the science would fascinate a buff who was into that sort of thing All in all a good romp with some well drawn characters Reminded me a little of a Heinlein story in style and flavour Not at all literary. This man knows how to write.I think I ve read all his books so far Luna is an amazing piece of work His stories feel so complete and fleshed out This is one of his shorter books but you will love it. Loved it The Martian actually came out second best.Great writing I truly enjoyed every moment of this book Fluid writing, good characterisations and well thought out storyline This is my first five star review for any book other than a classic. Mok s reviewAn excellent story It is a good missing chunk of the original nightlord series that has finally been filled in. Great read, full of humour and tech, mostly believable too Loved it, recommend it as a must read for fun It s the end of the world, and I have the best seat in the house A Red Raven Reads Review of Luna by Garon Whitedredravenreads.wordpress.com booksarefood.wordpress.com THE STORY The book begins with an introduction to protagonist Maxwell Hardy, an astronaut in the post apocalyptic aftermath of World War III, and his fellow crew members aboard the titular space shuttle Luna They are voyaging toward the moon when they learn that the world as we know it has, in effect, ended We follow M It s the end of the world, and I have the best seat in the house A Red Raven Reads Review of Luna by Garon Whitedredravenreads.wordpress.com booksarefood.wordpress.com THE STORY The book begins with an introduction to protagonist Maxwell Hardy, an astronaut in the post apocalyptic aftermath of World War III, and his fellow crew members aboard the titular space shuttle Luna They are voyaging toward the moon when they learn that the world as we know it has, in effect, ended We follow Max and the crew on their journey to the moon, but mostly their life on the moon when they land shortly thereafter decisions about repopulating the planet, searching for other survivors, and characters discovering themselves amidst an existential crisis unlike any other Luna is a strange combination of lunar borne science fiction, subpar romance, humor, action, and murder BUM BUM BUMMMMM THE GOOD Luna has a LOT of good things going for it The realistic descriptions of lunar life are phenomenally presented and well researched The writing itself is vivid, spunky, and alive Further, it is literally laugh out loud funny However, the reason why I read this book throughout the problems I will discuss below is Maxwell himself Is he realistic No, not really But he s so gosh darn likable that no negativity I could give about his character even matters He can be impulsive and immature, but he s also down to earth, witty, carefree, and childish in a way that made me smile right along with the 6 5 goofball I love Max I really do It is exceedingly clear that a lot of love and heart went into this book, and that Mr Whited is a gifted writer and character creator However, despite the immense amount of positivity I can discuss, as a reviewer it is also my job to be the bearer of bad news THE BAD It seems fairly obvious to me that this book was plotted out sparingly, if at all The scenes mesh together like bricks and Elmer s glue that is to say, they don t The book is all over the place There is a lot of sharp wit to this book that I appreciate but it s hard to appreciate when EARTH IS BASICALLY DEAD The light heartedness about the affair is so contradictory to a necessary but absent sense of realism concerning the very serious subject matter There is an abundance of typographical errors, which didn t bother me much when I was reading the book, though I know that is a deal breaker for some The romance was poorly done and it made little to no sense at all Maxwell is a very likable character, so why in the world does he choose to propose to Kathy, a veritable jealous psychopath, less than halfway through the book I think my biggest complaint is the lack of realistic human emotion Stop making jokes about how badly every woman wants you, bro And the sex jokes were absolutely the worst I actually couldn t tell if they were supposed to be jokes or a form of seduction half the time Don t quote me on this, but I m pretty sure there was a joke about Max s penis lifting off that Kathy tried to say seductively You had one job, and it was to not go there.THE CONSENSUS Despite all this, I liked what I read The writing style is very fun to read it bounces along and sparks and sizzles and bites Maxwell is likeable his delightfully skewed way he looks at the world is beyond refreshing Further, I ve said it once and I will say it again PHENOMENAL RESEARCH I didn t understand half of the technical jargon but I was super into it Saybig words I don t understand, please insert heart eyes emoticon here While this would be a great book for the right person and it definitely deserves a chance, the bad almost drowned out the good for me And it kills me to type that, because with a solid plot, withcharacter development, with a concise theme and direction, this book has the potential to be GREAT, and I truly mean that I think Mr Whited is a unique voice, a breath of fresh air, and a writer with boundless potential However, amidst the poor plotting, unrealistic characters, lack of direction, and a rushed and unfulfilling romance that I would love to see removed from the book entirely, I can only say I liked it, but I disliked it a little .THE RATING However, from a solely objective point of view, I would rate this book 3 5 stars, and would certainly recommend giving it a shot especially for only 3 onif the problems I ve mentioned aren t deal breakers and you d like to read something witty and lighthearted This book WILL make you laugh, guaranteed It wasn t my cup of tea, but hey, I m a coffee person This review is on the standalone book, Luna , by Garon Whited.This story starts off with the main character Maxwell and his crew aboard the spacecraft Luna on its way to a base on the moon However, in transit to the lunar station the earth is engulfed in nuclear explosions and the world as they knew it is gone This book follows the crew through their new life in space through Max s perspective as the team makes tough decisions, plans their next move, and looks for a brighter future for the This review is on the standalone book, Luna , by Garon Whited.This story starts off with the main character Maxwell and his crew aboard the spacecraft Luna on its way to a base on the moon However, in transit to the lunar station the earth is engulfed in nuclear explosions and the world as they knew it is gone This book follows the crew through their new life in space through Max s perspective as the team makes tough decisions, plans their next move, and looks for a brighter future for the human race Luna is a great sci fi post apocalyptic story with everything it needs to keep you interested.There are many good things about this book The story seemed very original to me and kept me interested through the entire read The writing is very well done from the descriptions of what is going on to the serious and sometimes hilarious conversations between characters This book does well at portraying the feelings of the intense situation that these characters are in and the events they go through The characters are very well constructed and relatable, especially the main character Max I also found myself not being able to put this book down when the action starts getting intense Though my experience with this book is mostly positive there are a few things that fall a little short with this book As I read through the story I stumbled across a couple of typos and errors that throws you off while reading The other thing that bothered me was some of the scenes didn t really seem to belong there Like they had been added after that section was already written which made the story not mesh together very well.Despite these few issues I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone, especially sci fi readers and the spacey post apocalyptic crowd This book really does a good job at showing what life would be like on the moon and how people would act in the situation and is worth the read I would give this book a good 4 out of 5 stars "/>
  • Paperback
  • 344 pages
  • Luna
  • Garon Whited
  • English
  • 08 March 2019
  • 1425739741