A Grey Moon Over China
Army engineer Eduardo Torres is caught up in the world’s raging oil wars when he stumbles onto the plans for a quantum-energy battery. This remarkable device could slow civilization’s inevitable descent into environmental disaster, but Torres has other plans. Forming a private army, he uses the device to revive an abandoned space colonization effort in an ambitious campaig...more
There’re bad end-of-world books (*cough*The Stand*cough*), and there’re good ones. And then there’s A Grey Moon over China. If you want a plausible description of the geopolitical machinations if we were ever to discover an inexhaustible source of energy and a way to the nearest habitable planet, this book is it.
It takes very seriously the simple geopolitical truth that countries and leaders are not evil, are not good. They are often simply people, frightened and...more
The set-up and execu...more
I can't add more without spoilers so I'll leave it at that.
I was most impressed with how far into the future the scope of the story moved. An incredibly realistic (however distant) vision of the future.