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Moon Madness
     

Moon Madness

by Chris Baker
 
The Interplanetary Federation is suffering from acts of terrorism. The only clues suggest that there is a link with SAGE (The School for Advanced Galactic Education) on Earth Moon.

Archie is sent, with two friends, as students to the school to look for clues. From the moment they leave their home planet of Concordia they are faced with danger and difficulties.

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The Interplanetary Federation is suffering from acts of terrorism. The only clues suggest that there is a link with SAGE (The School for Advanced Galactic Education) on Earth Moon.

Archie is sent, with two friends, as students to the school to look for clues. From the moment they leave their home planet of Concordia they are faced with danger and difficulties.

At SAGE they have to work with other students and they learn about power - the power of knowledge, of fear and 'people power'.

They use their knowledge to build a moon buggy which they take out onto the Moon's surface. On the trip the buggy is sabotaged and the boys are scared by events. Thye get lost and are rescued by the Lunarpods.

On another adventure they travel by time machine to Berlin in 1989 and observe 'people power' at work. They are caught by the Stasi, but released in time for the excitement of the Fall of the Wall. More adventures follow.

Finally, at a meeting of the Interplanetary Council, the mind behind the acts of terrorism makes a bid for supreme power. Archie leads the struggle to stop the madness.

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Tonally reminiscent of Robert A. Heinlein's classic science fiction adventures for young readers (Space Cadet, Red Planet, Starman Jones, etc.), Baker's debut features a heroic 13-year-old boy named Archimedes (or "Archie") whose mission is nothing short of saving the Interplanetary Federation from a mysterious terrorist menace that threatens to destroy the political stability of the multiple-planet alliance. When Archie's father, the head of security for the Federation, confides in him that the numerous terrorist attacks throughout the alliance are all potentially linked to a prestigious institution named SAGE (the School of Advanced Galactic Education) located on Earth's moon, the teenaged boy is intrigued. But when his father informs him that he will be attending the school on an undercover mission to identify the perpetrator, he is thrilled--and more than a little scared. Leaving his home planet of Concordia and traveling to the moon with two of his friends is an adventure in and of itself, but as soon the trio arrives at SAGE, they realize something is very wrong. After Archie barely escapes serious injury in a freak accident in his dorm room and he and his friends are almost killed when a project involving the construction of a lunar buggy is sabotaged, Archie begins to suspect the school's egomaniacal leader, Primapedagog, as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks. But even with this knowledge, how can one boy stop an anarchical plot that has already been set in motion? An overly simplified (and perhaps overly optimistic) storyline with decidedly soft scientific and social speculation is compensated for by a briskly paced narrative and an abundance of fantastical action and adventure featuring a race of subterranean moon dwellers and time travel. Young readers who enjoy science-fiction adventures à la Heinlein's juveniles will find this novel to be an entertaining albeit somewhat predictable read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434326669
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
01/06/2008
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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