Hollow Moon

Hollow Moon A kidnapping a school band competition and an electric cat that eats everything in sight Join sparky young heroine Ravana O Brien in a fast paced and witty science fiction mystery of interstellar int

  • Title: Hollow Moon
  • Author: Steph Bennion
  • ISBN: 9781476259000
  • Page: 282
  • Format: ebook
  • A kidnapping, a school band competition and an electric cat that eats everything in sight Join sparky young heroine Ravana O Brien in a fast paced and witty science fiction mystery of interstellar intrigue Having fled civil war sixteen light years away, Ravana and her father now live in the sleepy commune of the hollow moon, a forgotten colony ship drifting around BarnarA kidnapping, a school band competition and an electric cat that eats everything in sight Join sparky young heroine Ravana O Brien in a fast paced and witty science fiction mystery of interstellar intrigue Having fled civil war sixteen light years away, Ravana and her father now live in the sleepy commune of the hollow moon, a forgotten colony ship drifting around Barnard s Star Yet what began as a minor escapade to rescue her electric cat soon leads to an incredible adventure into the shady dystopian world of politics, kidnappings and school band competitions The evil Taranis, the dark architect of destiny, has returned from the dead and Ravana must do all she can to save the day HOLLOW MOON is an adventure for all who relish a dose of humour and practical astrophysics with their fantasy Novel, approx 110,000 words second edition published May 2013.

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    1. Ravena O'Brien lives on a worldship called the Dandridge Cole which was carved out of the center of a small moon-sized asteroid and then transported over many generations to it's new home orbiting a planet in an adjacent solar system. One hundred years past the original exodus, a small contingent of eccentric free-thinkers still calls the hollow moon its home and lives peacefully, away from the influence and intrigues of the now-corporatized other settled planets.She's a resourceful, but otherwi [...]

    2. Hollow Moon is a terrific read with just the right amount of wit to give a light touch to a highly original dramatic science fiction story. The beginning grabbed me, then the pace slowed and for a while I wasn’t sure where the book was going, but it soon came together and a surprise twist (the first of several) grabbed me again and held me until the end. There is nothing predictable about this book. At the beginning, I thought it was a fairly simple story, but the plot kept thickening as I rea [...]

    3. Spunky kids, political intrigue, a kidnapping, spaceships, surprises, a twisted villain, clever AI, mysterious aliens What more could you want? In this case, not much. The setting is the future a couple centuries from now. Humanity has discovered a means to get from one place to another faster than light, and people from Earth have colonized space. They’ve accomplished much, but they are far from enlightened. They still have greed, fanaticism, war, corruption, and reality shows.Hollow Moon is [...]

    4. Steph Bennion, the author of Hollow Moon, knows how to write an interesting blurb. Her book is a tale of “A kidnapping, a school band competition and an electric cat that eats everything in sight!” Targeted at the YA market, the story is of Ravana O’Brien, resident of the asteroid / spaceship Dandridge Cole, which is in orbit around Barnard’s Star. The inhabitants live inside the hollowed-up asteroid, which is spun to produce artificial gravity. Chapter 1 starts with Ravana trying to ret [...]

    5. Ravana O’Brien is a vivacious teenager living in a quiet life in a hollow asteroid on the fringes of humankind’s interstellar society. One day, while chasing her troublesome robotic pet cat, she witnesses the kidnapping of a young exiled prince, heir to a throne lightyears away. Meanwhile, on another world, a three-member high school band sets out to participate in a galactic music competition that is to take place at a peace conference intended to settle a decades-long civil war. The band m [...]

    6. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review and here it is.I was wracking my brains as to what to give this one. Usually by the end of the book I have a fairly clear idea as to a rating. But this one just sort of slipped past me. It’s a nice read. Very nice in fact, with a very well built up world. Futuristic space pop culture with a rather realistic reasoning for some of the worlds. I think that a younger audience would love it. Maybe that was the niggling feeling I got throughout [...]

    7. Excellent! I really enjoyed this story - it reminded me of the style of Anne McCaffrey and her characters in the 'Pern' novels.There was more emphasis on the characters than the technology, which made it a pleasure to read, and avoided the complications of many modern SF novels. It also read as a complete story, and not as a part of many - even though it could easily build into a number of sequels.I felt that the plot was well laid out with many side interests, and the twists and turns kept me w [...]

    8. I was disappointed in this book. The protagonist, Ravana, is presented as a girl who is in training to be an engineer. Yet, after a fairly strong start in the introductory scene in which she saves the day, she rarely acts like one: for the most part, the (view spoiler)[alien implant inside her head (hide spoiler)] functions as if it is magic (view spoiler)[, allowing her control machinery by just thinking about what she wants it to do (hide spoiler)]. I was looking for a strong protagonist: but [...]

    9. This book was recently entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:Star Rating: 4 starsNumber of Readers: 17Readers’ Comments‘Not too keen on the cover. The woman on the front looks silly.’ Girl, aged 13‘This was super fun to read. I liked the comedy in it and I liked the characters and the adventure they went on. I’m not big into scifi, but this was better then most. It was funny and the plot was interesting.’ Girl, aged 14‘There is lots of astronomy [...]

    10. I picked up on this author after meeting her and saying "Ooh! We have the same first name!"That and muttering to myself about how wonderfully slim she isarl.Moving on. This struck me as a 'young adult' book par excellence, and by coincidence I was reading two of Heinlein's out of nostalgia.I love the lead character, who is both flawed and (read the book) damaged. I was happily following the Byzantine twists of small-world politics when I spotted an odd similarity with Charles Stross, in his book [...]

    11. I enjoyed this book just as much as I did with the Stephanie Harrington trilogy. Nicely done. Will def. keep my eye out for more books. It's always great to find YA books that don't focus on the end of the world and everyone/everything is doomed. Plus I've always had a soft spot for animal companions that get people into all sorts of trouble. Solid character development with a dash of humor is always welcome. I know I'm not one for super analytical reviews so the best thing I can say: If you wan [...]

    12. If you looking for expansive spaceships, aeons of time passing, and incomprehensible space structures then this one isn't for you. If you are looking for a great tale involving characters with which you can identify, humor and adventure in equal parts, with little violence and no sex, then this book fills the bill. It is one of the best I've read this year; certainly in the top five. It was a touch of Un Lun Dun in space.

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