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1.0 out of 5 stars NOT Science Fiction!, May 27, 2012
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This review is from: MoonRush: An Action-Packed Adventure (From the author of 30 Pieces of Silver and Encrypted) (Kindle Edition)
Any time this writer brings science into the story he gets it wrong! I'm not talking about advanced, indistinguishable-from-magic science; I mean ordinary, everyday science and technology. Rockets that can barely reach the Moon are labeled "interstellar", centrifugal force on the space casino produces an artificial gravity in which "up" is "out"; and the topper, when the bad guy is holding the good guy at gunpoint on the Moon, he can't fire the pistol because there's no air. I read all the way through this book popping up indignantly every couple of pages because of some "science" that was not only wrong but stupidly wrong. Advice to the writer: no more science fiction!
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Initial post: May 30, 2012 6:22:13 PM PDT
H. says:
believe it or not, your review actually tipped me over to get this book (offered through pixel of ink). Thank you.

Posted on May 31, 2012 2:42:18 PM PDT
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Posted on May 31, 2012 5:27:16 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 31, 2012 5:33:29 PM PDT
Drake P. says:
When they "popped like a cork" out of the atmosphere and entered weightlessness. The "turning of the station created gravity, so that 'down' was always toward the center of the station."

The ships looping around the station in an endless holding pattern... Why don't they just park within a few kilometers in the same orbit? Why must they loop around the station?

I was going to write a comment about the lack of credible science fact in this novel but you beat me to it.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 9:16:13 AM PST
Mary H. F. says:
That sounds terribly distracting, thanks for sharing!

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 5:44:45 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 5:45:14 AM PST
Fred Coulter says:
I also reviewed the book and gave it 1 star. But I must defend the authors on one point. You stated that "when the bad guy is holding the good guy at gunpoint on the Moon, he can't fire the pistol because there's no air". Generally, pistol ammunition contanis its own oxidizer. This means that they would work without an athmosphere.

Yes, this is nit picking. But given how little the authors appear to know about science, let's give them credit if they get it right.
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