Friday Firsts : Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele.

Friday Firsts
 is a new meme that runs every Friday over on Tenacious Reader. The idea is to feature the first few sentences/paragraph of your current book and try and outline your first impressions as a result. This is a quick and easy way to share a snippet of information about your current read and to perhaps tempt others.  Stop on by and link up with Tenacious Reader.    This Friday I’m reading : Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele.

avengersIt was an age of miracles.  It was an era of wonder.  It was a time of new frontiers.

In the twenty-first century, humankind gradually came to the realisation that its home world – crust depleted of nearly all usable resources, ice caps melted and coastal cities flooded skies tinted a sickly reddish-orange hue at sunset from overdepenence upon fossil fuels – could no longer support everyone, and therefore long-term survival lay in the colonisations of space.  Because the stars were too far away (at least for the time being) this left the other worlds of the solar system as the only places to go.


Gradually, tentatively, with small and reluctant baby steps that soon became a confident pace and finally a headlong sprint, the human race left Earth and went out in the void, exploring worlds previously visited only by unmanned rovers and flyby probes, transforming them into humanity’s new home.

My First Impressions

I confess that as I started reading the first few chapters I couldn’t help but imagine that  voice over that used to accompany sci fi series from way back when.  “space, the final frontier, to boldly go where no man has gone before”- that sort of voice over.  So, yes, I’m loving the retro feel of this and I’m looking forward to reading on.

What you reading this Friday??  What are your first impressions??

*The above excerpt was taken from an advanced reader copy and it is possible that the final version may have further changes.

6 Responses to “Friday Firsts : Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele.”

  1. Lilyn G

    I’m looking forward to reading this 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve not got much further on just – yet – the dratted decorating is taking over my life! But I’ve enjoyed the beginning so I’m keen to get back to it.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Like you I immediately compared the opening paragraphs to those grave-voiced introductions from a few decades ago, mostly those of the Twilight Zone… 🙂

  3. sjhigbee

    I’m posting my review on this one tomorrow:).

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