Human Resource Inconstant Moon Mass Market Paperback – Jan 25 2005
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Truth be told, when I finished reading Human Resource I didn't know what to think. It was good but not great. The plot made sense but it wasn't as intense as I was hoping. It left me disappointed. While reading, I tried to imagine how the story would be presented in film and the movie Blade Runner came to mind. I could see the story being presented in that kind of sci-fi style. But what is the story?
Well, for starters, the setting is the moon in the distant future, where the main colony is called Villanueva Base. It is jointly operated by 5 corporations that make up the Allied Lunar Combine: Zonix Infotainment (entertainment & leisure), EnTek (AI & data processing systems); Biome (products), Applied Systems Dynamics (fusion power & heavy machinery), and Duckworth Foundries (construction & heavy metal production). Villanueva is mostly a tourist attraction for earthlings but for the people who live there, its home and a place to work.
Enter the main protagonist, Erik Morrison, a man who doesn't want to be on the moon but was sent there anyway by his EnTek superiors to be the new EnTek Site Coordinator. His previous assignment in Alaska ended in disaster so this posting is pretty much a form of exile. His trusted & attractive secretary Juanita Garcia helps him adapt to life on the moon by showing him how to get from point A to point B, where the best places are to eat & shop, and most importantly, how to walk in the light gravitational environment.Read more ›
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Morrison's predecessor Roger Caspian works for a rival firm, a taboo under the unwritten rules the corporations have established on the moon. Wendy Sheer of the Halo Base is involved in SETI (sentient extraterrestrial intelligence), who will use any means or method to find an ET out there. She has psionic power that makes people want to please her and uses her skill for intelligence gathering. She, Erik and others seeks Keith Ramirez, who possesses something that everyone covets.
Book one of the Inconstant Moon trilogy explores living on the moon in e minute detail from traveling in domed "atmospheric" cars on the surface to residing underground and critically adjusting to much lower gravity than earth. Though a few readers will feel that this much insight overwhelms the action, most of the audience will be in awe of Pierce Askegren, who obviously has first hand knowledge of lunar residency. Morrison and Wendy are intriguing enigmatic characters who not quite antagonists, but come close at times. Readers who appreciate the depth of life on the moon will anxiously await the next tale from what looks like a terrific miniseries.