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Luna

by Ian McDonald

Imagine the Borgias on the moon: a saga of greed, ambition and death. A huge cast of strong characters, a merciless environment and a feudal-style society provide the structure of this page-turning thriller. And you will enter a world where sexual identity is fluid and hedonism a marker of social standing.

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I realised that the moon was not a safe place. It knew a thousand ways to kill you if you were stupid, if you were careless, if you were lazy, but the real danger was the people around you. The moon was not a world, it was a submarine. Outside was death. I would be sealed in with these people. There was no law, no justice: there was only management. The moon was the frontier, but it was the frontier to nothing. There was nowhere to run.

Parallels

The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Noble House by James Clavell
Dune by Frank Herbert
 

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