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Apollo's Outcasts

Steele, Allen M. (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Jamey Barlowe has been crippled since childhood, the result of being born on the Moon. He lives his life in a wheelchair, only truly free when he is in the water. But then Jamey's father sends him, along with five other kids, back to the Moon to escape a political coup d'etat that has occurred overnight in the United States. Moreover, one of the other five refugees is more than she appears. Their destination is the mining colony, Apollo. Jamey will have to learn a whole new way to live, one that entails walking for the first time in his life. It won't be easy and it won't be safe. But Jamey is determined to make it as a member of Lunar Search and Rescue, also known as the Rangers. This job is always risky, but could be even more dangerous if the new U.S. president makes good on her threat to launch a military invasion. Soon Jamey is front and center in a political and military struggle stretching from the Earth to the Moon.
Authors: Steele, Allen M.
Title: Apollo's outcasts
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Pyr, 2012.
Characteristics: p. cm.
Local Note: 6 24 27 109 112 118 143 167 216 226 231
ISBN: 9781616146863
Statement of Responsibility: by Allen Steele
Subject Headings: Children with disabilities Fiction. Coups d'état Fiction. Regression (Civilization) Fiction. Space colonies Fiction. United States Fiction.
Topical Term: Children with disabilities
Coups d'état
Regression (Civilization)
Space colonies
LCCN: 2012023582
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Reminiscent of Robert Heinlein's Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.
Enjoyable in the same way.
As for a sequel, I was about 1/4 of the way through the book when I realized that introduction was so long that it was setting up for a sequel. However, when comparing it to Moon is a Harsh Mistress, it is more a matter of style and exposition.
Recommended, a fresh take on some standard tropes with understandable and likeable characters.

Sep 05, 2013
  • Blue_Cat_1480 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is so good! I loved it. I hope that there is a sequel, and I hope to read some of the author's other books!

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