The moon always holds a fascination for many authors, such as Robert A. Heinlein (“Destination Moon”); H. G. Wells (“The First Men in the Moon”); Andy Weir (“Artemis”); Hergé (“Destination Moon” and “Explorers on the Moon”); and, above all, Wayne Scott Harral, author of the part-space sci-fi, part-mystery “Moon Luck” (ReadersMagnet; 2021).
“Moon Luck” explores the likely scenario of living – and the possibility of death – on Earth's only natural satellite less than 20 years from now. The book is one of the few novels which storyline centers on a murder mystery among the inhabitants of a joint US-European base on the Moon.
The story of “Moon Luck” takes place in 2039, yet calls upon current technology that has already advanced to the level that allows humans to live and work while exploring the Moon up close for extended periods. A group of thirty scientists have been living on the Moon, carrying out their respective activities essential for preparing Earth's only natural satellite for potential human habitation. They grow plants on the Moon, find mineral ores, and perform experiments and research.
Being humans, it's normal for the astronauts to develop close relationships, as well as animosities. Things change when an astronaut dies in what appears to be an accident – or is it an accident? If it is murder, then who committed the crime? But is it a crime if it happens on the moon?
Author | Wayne Scott Harral
Published date | November 18, 2021
Publisher | ReadersMagnet
Book retail price | paperback, $19.50
Wayne Scott Harral has been around since 1957. In that time, he has done many things and been to many places. he has a BS and MS in Civil Engineering and an MBA. Wayne has made a career of providing construction management services mostly to the rail industry throughout the U.S. Abroad, he has worked in Qatar, in the Middle East, which was truly an eye-opener to the world. Wayne has traveled extensively, having visited some 60+ countries; and he is in the Italian Alps every year.
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