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Red Moon is a modern historical novel, faithful in detail, about the other side of the Space Race. It begins with a murder, and follows the story of a young man, Yuri Ribko, as he grows from engineering student to Cosmonaut under the secret control of his KGB uncle. This fascinating thriller takes the reader deep into the heart of the Soviet space program, its successes, ...more
Hardcover, 380 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Forge
(first published December 2000)
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Mar 07, 2016 Dan rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Here in America, we heard very little about the Soviet side of the Moon Race, especially once the Gemini program really got under way. Or so it seemed to me as a small child. Even so, my later reading about space exploration provided very little information on the Russian efforts to reach the moon. This historical novel is an interesting (and painless) remedy to that gap in historical knowledge. The main character has a Zelig-like way of being in the right place at the right time in order to ...more