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Operation Luna (Operation Otherworld #2)

3.51  ·  Rating Details  ·  159 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Poul Anderson, recently the winner of the Nebula's Grandmaster Award for lifetime achievement, returns to the world of his acclaimed novel Operation Chaos with the tale of one family's mission to the moon. Ginny Greylock and Steven Matuchek are partners an Earth quite unlike our own. For starters, Ginny is a licensed witch and Steve is an engineer and werewolf. Steve moonl ...more
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Published April 1st 2010 by Tor Books (first published 1999)
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***Dave Hill
Dec 06, 2011 ***Dave Hill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Anderson's Operation Chaos was one of my favorite books as a youth, so I was wildly enthused with Operation Luna came out.

I read about two chapters, and put it away. I simply could not get into it.

Now, some years later, I've had another go, and made it all the way through. And ... it's still a disappointment.

Anderson does a remarkable job trying to create a coherent "normal Earth, but if magic worked like everyday technology" story. Unlike the short stories in the first book, each of which touch
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Lis Carey
Jan 12, 2011 Lis Carey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It's been years since Steve Matuchek, werewolf, and Ginny Graylock Matuchek, licensed witch, rescued their daughter from Hell. Now they're living in the southwest, where Steve is an engineer with Project Selene, the big-budget NASA (that's National Astral Spellcraft Administration) project aimed at putting a celestonaut on the moon before the end of the decade, and Ginny does high-priced consulting--sometimes for Project Selene. On the side, they're both involved in Operation Luna, a low-budget ...more
Dantegideon
Jun 19, 2016 Dantegideon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
One of the most boring, frustrating books I've read. The guy doesn't *do* anything! He just stands next to the characters who do, going on about how great they are and how important it is. The plot was extremely silly - not in a good way - and the 'good' characters are pompous and smug. I was so sick of them all by the end. It's a shame as I liked the first book.
Tony
Sep 28, 2014 Tony rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It wasn't great but I kept reading. By the time I was really bored I found I have read over 200 pages, so I carried on to see if it would finish as predictably as I thought. I had to read another 100 pages and it did
Louisa
Nov 14, 2012 Louisa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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The immensely disappointing and over-long sequel to "Operation Chaos" is just a full-on libertarian rant about the evils of government and "the goddamn IRS", with long (and utterly awful) attempts at humour involving a fantasy dwarf and a talking sword. It took me almost two years to struggle my way through the novel, since I just got fed up every few chapters and went for something actually readable instead.

It has more alternative world magic-instead-of-technology adventures with the werewolf a
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Laralee
Mar 04, 2009 Laralee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The sequel to Operation Chaos, our Matuchek family has grown and the challenges this time come not just from Hell-manipulated humans, but from the Moon and what dwells there. First-born daughter Valeria, rescued from Hell by her parents in Operation Chaos is now a young teenager. Together with her parent and other allies they are once again instrumental in thwarting the plans of Satan, through great effort and sacrifice on their parts.
A good story with strong moral underpinnings - mortals are gi
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T.akempis
Nov 27, 2013 T.akempis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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An excellent sequel to Operation Chaos. One of the pivotal characters in Operation Luna shows up in Anderson's A Midsummer Tempest an outstanding fantasy fusion of the Shakespearean universe, Faery, and an England where the English Civil War and the industrial revolution are contemporaneous.
Sonja Isaacson
Author grew up in Minnesota!

Good, even had funny moments. But may have been better if I had read the book before it (Operation Chaos)
Anthony Faber
Cute take on a magical US. There were at least 3 stories in this universe before. Maybe collected in "Operation Chaos".
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Pseudonym A. A. Craig, Michael Karageorge, Winston P. Sanders, P. A. Kingsley.

Poul William Anderson was an American science fiction author who began his career during one of the Golden Ages of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. Anderson also authored several works of fantasy, historical novels, and a prodigious number of short stories. He received numerous a
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