Moon Flower

Moon Flower

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by James P. Hogan
     
 

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There's Something About Cyrene . . .

Two development teams have utterly vanished planet-side. A third is on the way to set things back on track. But ruthless mercenary ""facilitator"" Myles Callen and his crew are in for a surprise—for they about to encounter a planet as magnificently strange as the vast alien artifacts of Arthur C. Clarke or…  See more details below

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There's Something About Cyrene . . .

Two development teams have utterly vanished planet-side. A third is on the way to set things back on track. But ruthless mercenary ""facilitator"" Myles Callen and his crew are in for a surprise—for they about to encounter a planet as magnificently strange as the vast alien artifacts of Arthur C. Clarke or Stanislaw Lem's sentient oceans. And behind it all a new physical law so unexpected and fundamental that it may change the universe forever!

New York Times best-seller James P. Hogan delivers another stunningly visionary tale in the grandest tradition of SF!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148466703
Publisher:
Baen Books
Publication date:
04/01/2008
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
549,274
File size:
935 KB

Meet the Author

James P. Hogan (1941-2010) was a science fiction writer in the grand tradition, combining informed and accurate speculation from the cutting edge of science and technology with suspenseful story-telling and living, breathing characters.

Born in London in 1941, he worked as an aeronautical engineer specializing in electronics and digital systems, and for several major computer firms before turning to writing full-time in 1979. His first novel was greeted by Isaac Asimov with the rave, "Pure science fiction ... Arthur Clarke, move over!" and his subsequent work quickly consolidated his reputation as a major SF author. He wrotn over a dozen novels including Paths to Otherwhere and Bug Park, the "Giants" series, the New York Times bestsellers The Proteus Operation and Endgame Enigma and the Prometheus Award Winner The Multiplex Man.

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3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
firsTraveler More than 1 year ago
First I thought that the worst part of Moon Flower was the deliberate misunderstanding of human socio-economics; then I thought it was the hopelessly bent view of physics, then it was the twisted view of the human condition. But the worst was the silly silliness of precognition. I lost all interst around page 243. Moon Flower is a mess.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the middle of the twenty-first century the mega-conglomerate Interworld Restructuring Corporation controls much of earth and other planets through its questionable ethics enforced by its even less scrupulous military contractor, Milicorp Transnational. The Bill of Rights does not exist as those amendments were protection from government not corporations and was affirmed by Supreme Court judges.-------------- Quantum physicist Marc Shearer has plenty of offers to join the weapons of mass destruction wing of MT, but prefers basic and applied research rather than experimental design so is on the outside not looking in. At the same time Marc studies physical reality, anthropologist Jerri Perlok is whimsically comparing the preening of the affluent elite to that of peacocks in heat.-------- People are vanishing on the recently found Cyrene while those still in contact seem to not care about anything if it was just a civilian lost no one would care, but officials of IRC and officers of MT are some of the missing. Hard ass Myles ¿the Facilitator¿ Callen leads an expedition from earth to Cyrene to learn the truth. Marc was given no choice but to join the crew as his scientific mentor Dr. Evan Wade vanished while Jerri is also drafted due to her unique social anthropology skills of studying bizarre cultures like the rich and almost-famous.---------------- This is a fascinating encounter between humans and a sentient species that thinks radically different. Whereas mankind is avariciou in its one for one belief that the individual matters regardless the selfless Cyreneans feel everyone counts as no one is left behind. What makes James P. Hogan¿s latest sci fi look at human avarice and the extrapolation of the Bush corpocracy is the reaction of the Cyreneans who understand revering teachers and doctors, but not social flits. This comparison of the two human species make for a strong social anthropological thriller as the greedy invoke the wrath of the God of Economics to save Wall St while the altruistic wonder why waste energy negatively when Main St needs help.----------- Harriet Klausner