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Crater

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  • Posted April 21, 2012

    I was about to review this novel when I saw the "lots of re

    I was about to review this novel when I saw the "lots of religious tripe" comment below. I am puzzled why someone would submit a completely erroneous review. As far as I read, there's nothing about "how God will save you" in this novel or anything about magical thinking instead of science. What gives? Hickam is a scientist & engineer and Crater is scientifically accurate as far as I can tell while also just another really good Homer Hickam novel. Religious drive? None except a prayer the miners say before they go to work. That's about it.

    Anyway, with that said, I really enjoyed this, the first of the Helium-3 trilogy. I liked Crater, the main character in the novel, the gillie that rides around on his shoulder (intelligent slime mold!), Petro, Crater's brother (a card shark), Maria (his boss's granddaughter) and the whole concept of a convoy creeping across a thousand miles of the moon, then the battle in space aboard the Cycler, a ship that continually orbits the Earth and moon, and a vicious battle cruiser. Great, easy reading that YA's will love and this adult did as well.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    I am a fan of Homer Hickham, this sci-fi tale draws on Hickham's

    I am a fan of Homer Hickham, this sci-fi tale draws on Hickham's experience in mining and the space program, fun story, think of it as Coalwood on the moon.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

    I don't usually read a lot of science fiction. Something abut th

    I don't usually read a lot of science fiction. Something abut this book caught my eye though and I'm so glad I decided to read it. The subject of space travel and living on the moon has always fascinated me so I devoured this book very quickly. The characters in the story are so real you can almost hear their voices in your head. I fell in love with Crater almost immediately. He has a little "sidekick" called a gillie that I was just absolutely bewitched by and the interaction between Crater and the gillie make for some really cute dialog in the book. The emotions of fear, love, jealousy and friendship are entwined perfectly with some great suspense and adventure. This was a wonderful futuristic coming of age story that I would recommend for anyone of any age. I think it has a little bit of something that everyone can enjoy. I will definitely be searching out Homer Hickam's other books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Cool!!!

    Very awesome.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 11, 2014

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    Posted April 15, 2014

    Edme

    (Gtgtb. Be back tommorow after soccer.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good sci-fi thriller. I cant wait to read the rest of the series. 

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