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Moon Flower
     

Moon Flower

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by James P. Hogan
 

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First Time in Paperback. His Friend had Disappeared on an Alien World—and Unless He Found Him Before the Authorities Did, Earth Might Lose Its Last Chance for a Rebirth of Hope and Justice. Real Science Fiction Adventure by a New York Times Best-Selling Author.

Something strange is happening on the planet , which is in the early phases of being

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First Time in Paperback. His Friend had Disappeared on an Alien World—and Unless He Found Him Before the Authorities Did, Earth Might Lose Its Last Chance for a Rebirth of Hope and Justice. Real Science Fiction Adventure by a New York Times Best-Selling Author.

Something strange is happening on the planet , which is in the early phases of being "developed" by the mammoth Interworld Restructuring Corporation. Terrans from the base there have been disappearing. Myles Callen, a ruthlessly efficient "Facilitator," is sent to investigate. Also with the mission is Marc Shearer, a young, idealistic quantum physicist, disillusioned with the world, who’s on his way to join a former colleague, Evan Wade. On arrival he finds that Wade too has vanished and doesn't want to be found by the Terran authorities. Wade has arranged contact via the Cyreneans, however, and accompanied by two companions that he has befriended, Shearer embarks on a journey to find his friend that will change Cyrene—and Earth itself.

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ISBN-13:
9781439134375
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
01/25/2011
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

James P. Hogan is 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. 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 has written nearly twenty novels including Cradle of Saturn and Migration (both Baen), the Giants series (Del Rey), the New York Times bestsellers The Proteus Operation and Endgame Enigma, and the Prometheus Award Winner The Multiplex

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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