Moonwar Author:Ben Bova Ben Bova's extraordinary Moonbase Saga continues with a breathtaking near-future adventure rich in character and incident. The action begins seven years after the indomitable Stavenger family has realized its cherished dream of establishing a colony on the inhospitable lunar surface. Moonbase is now a thriving community under the leadership of D... more »oug Stavenger, a marvel of scientific ahievement created and supported by nanotechnology: virus-size machines that can build, cure, and destroy. But nanotechnology has been declared illegal by the home planet's leaders. And a powerful despot is determined to lay claim to Stavenger's peaceful city...or obliterate it, if necessary. The people of Moonbase--a colony with no arms or military--must now defend themselves from earth-born aggression with the only weapon at their disposal: the astonishing technology that sustains their endangered home.« less
Seven years ago, the remarkable Stavenger family made Moonbase a reality. Now a substantial community lives, labors and flourishes under the leadership of Doug Stavenger, thanks to the wonders of nanotechnology; virus-size machines that can build, refine, cure, create and destroy. But the science that sustains the young off-Earth colony has been declared illegal by the home planet's rulers. And one man with the power to dictate policy is determined to lay claim to Stavenger's peaceful city . . . or to obliterate it if he can't have it.
Seven years ago, Moonbase rose up like the phoenix out of the luinar dust, overcoming the bitter enmity of Earthside foes for the right to exist. Now it's total war.
If you liked Heinlein's THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS, take a look at another moon colony beset by the small-minded stay-at-homes.