Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Seven top books that explore the dark side of the Moon

Jeff Somers is the author of Lifers, the Avery Cates series from Orbit Books, Chum from Tyrus Books, and We Are Not Good People from Pocket/Gallery. He has published over thirty short stories as well. One of Somers's top seven books that explore the dark side of the Moon, as shared at the B & N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog:
Life As We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer

The moon exists in perfect balance with our planet; although it is drifting away in microscopic increments, if it were much closer, its gravitational effects here on Earth would be catastrophic. In Pfeffer’s Last Survivors series, an asteroid hits the moon and pushes it into closer orbit. The resulting tsunamis, volcanic activity, and lowered temperatures send us into a death spiral, as food shortages, disease, and mass casualties unravel civilization itself. The narrator is 16-year old Miranda, who describes the tribulations of her family’s quest for survival in a quiet town in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The story reminds us that our existence is an incredibly lucky one—and incredibly fragile.
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--Marshal Zeringue