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Moonbase One Hardcover – Apr 27 1972


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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd (April 27 1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0200718533
  • ISBN-13: 978-0200718530
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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About the Author

For over thirty years, Mr Jones wrote science fiction and science non-fiction, including numerous books for young people. He began writing science fiction as a teenager and went on to produce sixteen science fiction novels and dozens of short stories.

Always interested in science, Mr Jones was a meteorological observer for the U.S. Weather Bureau. His subsequent occupation was supervising the preparation of military technical manuals on complex radar equipment and other weapons systems. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Moon Base One by Raymond F Jones
Moon Base One is a story about the first colony on the moon. It is in trouble, with only a thirty-day emergency supply of food and water, as an explosion has destroyed the hydro gardens and their water supplies. With this emergency, unless something can be done, the space settlers will have to return to Earth.
As all pioneering colonies include families with children, this story is told through the eyes of Tom, Dave and Benny, three of the teenagers who live there with their parents. The teenagers do just about as much of the daily work to keep the base running, as do their parents, all of whom are scientists or trades people of one form or other.
As the struggle to save the moon base, and to find ways of replacing their water intensifies, the three boys along with others, learn what kind of courage and skill it takes to colonize a new world. They discover that this was no accident but was done to force the return of the people to Earth. They learn how useless technical skills are if the necessary human qualities are not present. The suggestions for salvation are presented through their eyes and actions, and when the success of the moon colony is finally assured, they set their eyes on the distant goal of Mars.
This is story of living on the Moon, is very well done, and I found it to be enjoyable from begining to end, even though told through the eyes of the young. I would recommend this story to anyone, including adults, even though it was written for the youth of the day.
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A fine science fiction novel Aug. 12 1999
By gilbert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Published in 1970, Moonbase One chronicles the adventures of several young colonists on the lunar surface. It was written for the juvenile market but can be just as easily enjoyed by adults as well. Jones was an effective writer of sf who was able to convey often complex scientific ideas with authority and sufficent verve to hold the reader captivated. This enthralling tale makes for highly enjoyable and relaxing reading and is worth searching out, as are any of his other novels; This Island Earth, et al.
They learn how useless technical skills are if the necessary human qualities are ... Feb. 12 2015
By Allan Ecker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Moon Base One by Raymond F Jones
Moon Base One is a story about the first colony on the moon. It is in trouble, with only a thirty-day emergency supply of food and water, as an explosion has destroyed the hydro gardens and their water supplies. With this emergency, unless something can be done, the space settlers will have to return to Earth.
As all pioneering colonies include families with children, this story is told through the eyes of Tom, Dave and Benny, three of the teenagers who live there with their parents. The teenagers do just about as much of the daily work to keep the base running, as do their parents, all of whom are scientists or trades people of one form or other.
As the struggle to save the moon base, and to find ways of replacing their water intensifies, the three boys along with others, learn what kind of courage and skill it takes to colonize a new world. They discover that this was no accident but was done to force the return of the people to Earth. They learn how useless technical skills are if the necessary human qualities are not present. The suggestions for salvation are presented through their eyes and actions, and when the success of the moon colony is finally assured, they set their eyes on the distant goal of Mars.
This is story of living on the Moon, is very well done, and I found it to be enjoyable from begining to end, even though told through the eyes of the young. I would recommend this story to anyone, including adults, even though it was written for the youth of the day.

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