Gunpowder Moon

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Harper Voyager
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

A former reporter for newspapers including the Tampa Tribune and the St. Petersburg Times, David Pedreira has won awards for his writing from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He lives in Tampa, Florida.

"Could easily be the prequel to The Expanse, where natural resources off-world become the target of competing powers and one man is left in the middle to avoid catastrophe--a truly interesting read!"--New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer
"In Gunpowder Moon, David Pedreira has crafted an excellent near-future thriller. This one's got it all--realistic technology, an all-too-believable political conflict, and characters to care about--in a fast-paced story set amid the moon's austere beauty."--Linda Nagata, author of the Nebula-nominated The Red: First Light
"Pedreira manages an impressive feat in his debut novel....bringing the all-too-familiar economic corruption and personal ruthlessness of capitalist exploitation to this foreign territory, and these subtle inflections elevate an already entertaining sci-fi mystery into a thought-provoking, unsettling work that will keep readers engaged."--RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars)
"While the setting is entertaining, it does not eclipse the true nature of Pedreira's debut: an intriguing murder mystery with a great lead that just happens to take place on the moon."--Booklist
"An excellent sci-fi thriller...The tension is especially strong in the novel's last pages, leading to a conclusion that manages to be simultaneously cynical and hopeful. This is an exciting story with an unexpected depth--a solid winner."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Memorable visuals and well-executed action sequences mark this exciting foray into near-future hard sci-fi, which is at its best when framing the poignancy of the desire for peace."--Kirkus Reviews
"[Pedreira] makes an auspicious debut...He deftly handles one challenge of the genre: balancing the wealth of technical detail needed to build a future world with the engaging characters and headlong action needed for a compelling thriller. Gunpowder Moon is a satisfying blastoff."--Tampa Tribune
"This debut novel does an excellent job of merging science fiction, mystery, and thriller genres into an engrossing page turner...Readers of hard science fiction, military science fiction, or just a good mystery will really enjoy this book."--New York Journal of Books
"What makes GUNPOWDER MOON stand out from most lunar novels is Pedreira's emphasis on realism in the details that make up his world and the political structures that govern it."--The Verge
"Gripping and propulsive, this tightly plotted story of regular folks trying to do the right thing on the surface of the moon is one of my favorite SF novels of the last several months."--Meghan McCain
"This taut sci-fi thriller [...] will pull you face first into the struggle for survival on the moon."--Rose Rundown