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Moon People Paperback – December 5, 2008
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About the Author
D. M. Courtney is Married and a father of three, a writer and also does work for National Security on the part of foreign policies and war strategies and world economic equality. My hobbies are Scuba diving and fishing. I was raised in Miami Florida at the time of the Muriel flotilla of refugees from Cuba in the early seventies. Also did a tour in the military in the Army, went to Korea for a year. I've always enjoyed Writing about science fiction and I hope you really enjoy my book Moon People. Thank you and may God Bless your life.
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Moon People 2 is delivered with the same broad brush strokes as the first. The setting and events are presented to the reader in approximately precise terms. No other author is able to make 'perhaps' sound so definite. For example, we are shown a hangar door that "was 17 feet down and approximately 30 meters long". It is by using these clearly vague terms that Mr. Courtney expresses his trust in his readers; his confidence that you will understand the point without worrying about the details. By switching from Imperial to Metric measurements mid-sentence we see that neither matters and take away only the impression of size. "Intact", "in tact", or "in tacked", it does not matter as our grasp of the point remains intact.
The brush strokes of Mr. Courtney's writing paint a picture, and it's one that starts with his characters. The personal interactions of Captain/Commander David Braymer and his shipmates are the heart of the story. The joy and amazement they feel as they create a habitable ecosystem from the barren rock of Mars, or take delivery of amazing space ships from their friends the Powleens are obvious. In more subtle ways we are shown the importance of our characters social interactions. In every conversation we see every 'hello', every 'goodbye', every 'goodbye to you too' and every 'okay, see you', and every 'okay, thanks again', and every 'goodbye again'. Herein lies the true detail of Mr. Courtney's writing; the finest lines connecting people.
It's easy to get carried away discussing the style of the writing in these books, but the plot is just as important. In Moon People 2 our heroes are presented with amazing discoveries on Mars and bring to life an ancient and mysterious race of aliens. They also encounter a nemesis so purely evil that they are given no specific characters, no dialogue and no motivation. The viscious alien Archons simply attack, like a force of pure destruction and hatred. Our protagonists must overcome dire peril to defeat the Archons. Only teamwork and exceptional luck can save the universe.
Moon People 2 will amaze you with dazzling technology, and excite you with dangerous space warfare, and feel like part of the adventure along the way.
But all this only addresses style and the substance of this book is in the plot. Our guide on this adventure, Dale M. Courtney takes us from the nuances of interpersonal relationships to the majesty of the stars themselves. Each important event is carefully explained, reiterated, repeated and said again, all without any bothersome detail. Approximations like "a good size" and "about seven feet" get across the point without wasting time. The brush strokes used to paint this story are certainly broad, like those of an impressionist sketching in the sunlight across their subject. In these broad brush strokes there is a certain efficiency. Our story takes place in the span of only a long weekend. So quickly David Braymer's life changes; he begins a humble teacher, is hired by NASA to head a project to investigate an incoming asteroid, and soon takes to the stars on a ten year mission aboard the USS Lunar Base 1.
For an optimistic and adventurous vision of our near future, this book is unmatched. We are presented with a world where war has ended, a country where NASA actually sends people into space, and a town in Florida where a man can take a woman to Red Lobster on their first date, and still take her to bed. We see technology so advanced, it amazes its own creators. Lasers! Rockets! Liquid shields that harden to the strength of four inches of steel! Air tubes which transport food to you in mere minutes! Yes, the future presented here is truly a place of wonder. Of course even this Utopian setting is not without flaws. There are villains, there is fighting and there are consequences. Only quick thinking and some new friends can pull our heroes out of this fight in one piece.
Moon People, by Dale M. Courtney will realign your perception and you may just have a little fun along the way.
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