Girl on the Moon
This near-future sci-fi adventure sends humankind back to the moon, this time to make first contact with an inscrutable alien race. And when Earth’s new acquaintances become new neighbors, humanity might not be done with the moon yet — and it might not be done with Earth. Fortunately for humankind, it has Conn Garrow.
They said Conn wasn’t qualified for astronaut training....more
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If you enjoy space exploration you should give it a try. In most books, they only make one trip into space but in this book, we got to experience- four? five? six? I lost count but it was quite a few which was fantastic since those are usually my favorite parts!
There are a lot of events compressed into a relatively short period, and not all of them are necessarily as interesting to watch as they are plot-significant. I get that. But there are several ways to convey this kind of information in a book. You can go the epistolary route, and create "documents" l ...more
I nominated this book from Kindle Scout on Amazon and I was pretty happy that it got selected. This is the second book I've read from that program and have been pleasantly surprised how much I liked them.
The cover and the synopsis is was intrigued to actually getting around to reading this book. I think I'm becoming a fan of space exploration books about first contact with another alien race and this book hit the mark.
This book remind ...more
That's it, full stop. In Girl Conn Garrow's world, the Mars trip ended in complete disaster, killing all the astronauts involved, and NASA hasn't been back. No man h ...more
I am very happy with it. I would venture to say that this is the best independent author's first book that I have read. I liked the overall theme of the book and the plot lines explored. This feels like classic science fiction with a good near future semi-hard science slant on t ...more
This book tells the story of Constance "Conn" Garrows, a young woman whose dream has been to go to the moon since she was a little girl. After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder she abandons her dreams of going to the moon and pursues a career in aerospace engineering instead. While in school, she meets her idol, Peo Haskell, a woman astronaut, the last person who tried to land on the moon. What follows ne ...more
Quite an abrupt ending but it allows for sequels
Captivating to the end. The lead character is so real and so flawled, almost makes you feel like this what you would if you were in her position. The aliens are complicated yet simple to understand and it opens up your imagination as to where we really came from and and are there beings in this universe that are smarter and more capable than us? Can't wait for a sequel if there is one.
I enjoyed the premise of an alien race coming to earth and, instead of conquering it as is the most common trope, entering into negotiations with several nations for various technology exchanges.
The Geopolitical results were interesting and I enjoyed the overall storyline. I am interested to see where the story goes and may read the sequels once published.
That being sa ...more
But then it ends. Without anything being resolved. Like it was a much longer book, arbitrarily split into two (or maybe more) volumes. A lot was accom ...more
The no nonsense way the author write this story is refreshing. Sticking with the technology humans have today. Using space history and proper science was refreshing.
The twist at the end here surprised me greatly. Quite often when I read books it's easy to guess the ending and tying of the loose ends to wrap the finale up.
To sum the book up in one word.
I genuinely hope the author writes a continuation. Not that the story needs it, but the Sci f ...more
This is an interesting narrative with good details, ok science, good science fiction, great characters and a good pacing. It could have been two longer books with a little more detail. I don't want to put in any spoilers but t h e second "group" I thought should have been introduced earlier and with more foreshadowing, an issue with the who l e story. All that being said I highly recommend this novel.
An enjoyable journey...! I'm too easily distracted by typo-errors, but there weren't too many, and I actually got to enjoy the trip, without major distractions and delays...! I'll be buying the next book in the series, and that doesn't happen very often...!
As I read I kept hoping that Conn’s atypical brain would prove to be an asset, not the liability that she and others believed. This was accomplished in ways that were thought provoking instead of preachy. I want to thank the author for writing this book. Great story!
The title caught my attention so I decided to read the sample. Normally I can tell within a few paragraphs if something is going to be interesting enough to continue. I can only speak to my own preferences but I think this was very well written and original. I loved it from beginning to end.
Took a long time to read, never mesmerized by it but interesting enough to keep coming back . The story as a whole is good but really dragged out in sections. Concept? Good. Writing? Above average. Editing? Poor. Superfluous information at times that slowed the pace when it actually needed to ramp up.
Well, good world creation and a few flights of fancy go along with a but of suspension of belief to make this happen. Maybe a few more fully fleshed out characters with motivation for some reasonable alternative actions here or there would help.
If you're a fan of "The Martian," "Saturn Run," and "Seveneves," you're going to love "Girl on the Moon." This one is probably a little more plot driven but it has good characters and just enough science. I can't wait to read the sequel.
An extremely well written and paved adventure. It reminds me of Heinlein and Varley; higher praise I can't give. If that type of story is your cup of tea, this is well worth your time. I was highly entertained. Highly recommended.