RED MOON, by Kim Stanley Robinson, Orbit Books/Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Out October 2018


American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China’s Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding.

It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler.

Finally, there is Chan Qi. She is the daughter of the Minister of Finance, and without doubt a person of interest to those in power. She is on the moon for reasons of her own, but when she attempts to return to China, in secret, the events that unfold will change everything – on the moon, and on Earth.

RED MOON is a magnificent novel of space exploration and political revolution from New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson.


I received this book in exchange for my honest review. 

Readers will find political intrigue, relations between the USA and China strained, excellent character developments and wonderful settings.  More political than a murder mystery, there’s some intrigue and thrills, but this book isn’t necessarily just about a murder mystery.

This author continues to surprise me. I believe he writes science fiction perfectly and adds a bit of an academic tone and tech knowledge to heighten his books and draw in the reader more.

I can’t wait to see what he writes next.

I gave this book:

five star rating

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