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Wil McCarthy

Autor(a) de Bloom

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About the Author

Wil McCarthy is a novelist, the science columnist for the SciFi channel, and the Chief Technology Officer for Galileo Shipyards, an aerospace research corporation. He has written articles for various publications, including Wired. He lives in Lakewood, Colorado
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Obras de Wil McCarthy

Bloom (1998) 428 cópias
The Collapsium (2000) 350 cópias
The Wellstone (2003) 192 cópias
Lost in Transmission (2004) 187 cópias
To Crush the Moon (2005) — Autor — 163 cópias
Murder in the Solid State (1996) 130 cópias
Aggressor Six (1994) 93 cópias
Flies from the Amber (1995) 77 cópias
Once Upon a Galaxy (2002) — Editor, Contributor — 75 cópias
The Fall of Sirius (1996) 61 cópias
Rich Man's Sky (2021) 26 cópias
Antediluvian (2019) 18 cópias

Associated Works

Happily Ever After (2011) — Contribuinte — 300 cópias
Year's Best SF 12 (2007) — Contribuinte — 186 cópias
Nebula Awards 33 (1999) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition (2006) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias
Transhuman (2008) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
Christmas Magic (1994) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Visitations of the Night (Grails) (1994) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Best Short Novels 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Universe 3 (1994) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Future Net (1996) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 27 • August 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Grails: Quests, Visitations and Other Occurrences (1992) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe II (2008) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Diamonds In The Sky (2009) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Gunfight on Europa Station (2021) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Free Stories 2020 — Contribuinte, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Colorado, USA



A Benedictine monastery on the south pole of the Moon is a good place for a murder mystery. In this sequel to Rich Man’s Sky (2021), a man dies from an unexplained suit failure as he approaches the monastery habitat. A detective must be imported from Earth. Raimy Vaught is a homicide cop from Colorado Springs. He is also a former diver and submariner and a current candidate in a crowd-funded contest for an administrative slot in a Mars colony.
Give Wil McCarthy credit—all his characters have credibly complex histories. His monks, refugees, and corporate bosses are neatly individualized. One set of characters wants to build a hotel or a retirement village on the moon, while the hardworking monks strive to develop agriculture using only lunar materials.
I hope this well-made series continues.
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Tom-e | Jan 26, 2024 |
I am glad to see Wil McCarthy getting back into science fiction with a near-future space opera with enough inventive tech to fill a much longer book.
McCarthy envisions a future in which space and lunar habitats are dominated by Russian oligarchs and capitalists with more money than they know to spend. Each has his own agenda. Meanwhile, NASA and the U.S. government want to get involved. And, oh yes, some monks are working to create sustainable agriculture on the Moon.
Our protagonist, Alice, is an ex-combat medic working undercover for the U.S. president. She hopes to take over the nascent space colony at L1, even if it kills her. Dona, another agent, finds herself working for a Russian gangster who wants to control the helium-three economy in cislunar space.
The novel has as much sex, science, and martial arts as anyone could wish.
My only complaint is that McCarthy is wildly optimistic about the pace of technological development. Do you really think we will have permanent colonies on the Moon and L1 by 2051? Not even Elon in his dreams.
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Tom-e | 1 outra resenha | Jan 9, 2024 |
freixas | 1 outra resenha | Mar 31, 2023 |
freixas | Mar 31, 2023 |



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