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The Moon War Paperback – August 5, 2008

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Bob Davey is a professor of aerospace engineering at the California State Polytechnic University. A former Air Force pilot, Bob graduated from the Air Force Academy and earned a Ph.D. in aeronautics from Caltech. His military experience, coupled with more than a decade of work as an engineer and manager in the aerospace industry, provided him with the background needed to envision a story that may well fill the pages of tomorrow's newspapers. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Sense of Wonder (August 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596635797
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596635791
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,365,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm a retired professor of aerospace engineering living in Southern California. I graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1962, served for six years, mostly as an instructor pilot, then left the Air Force to complete a doctorate in aeronautics at Caltech. I worked as an engineer for ten years, first developing instrumentation for spacecraft, then as a project manager for missile-test programs. To get back to the fun part of engineering, I took a faculty position at Cal Poly Pomona and did consulting on the side.

I wrote my novel, The Moon War, in 1997, basing it on some of my Air Force experiences and my knowledge of the American and Russian space programs. In addition to providing entertainment, I hoped to express my concern for the often terrible consequences that ensue from prejudices and prejudgments.

I share my life with my wife of 50 years, Julie, who is also an author. My hobbies include flying my airplane, a four-place, single-engine Mooney, classical music, and a recent return to building and flying radio-controlled model airplanes.

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I bought this book at the Men of Mystery event in Irvine in 2012 where Bob Davey was an invited author who graciously signed my copy. The book has good characters, nice transitions, and a plausible storyline (putting aside the fact that commercial fusion reactors are probably never going to happen). Given that the book is 15 years old it reads a little dated with a lot of cold-war atmosphere. Russians versus Americans. Space shuttles. The nobility of the scientist. The greedy callousness of the capitalist. The nefariousness of spies. The hidden agenda of the bureaucrats. If you're in for a nostalgic read go for it. Don't let the title mislead you, though, there are no x-wings or laser-wielding robots. The word war is a far overreach. If it had been called something like "The Desperate Race for the Moon" you'd have a better idea of what you were in for through the first 75% of the book. All that being said, go ahead and pick it up. It's likely you'll like what you read.
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