Reid Malenfant has wanted to be an astronaut since
he was a little boy. When NASA accepted him into the space
program as a pilot, he was ecstatic. He flew a few
missions and was a great spokesperson for the agency until
he was scrubbed from his latest assignment.
While flying with his wife Emma over Africa in a T-
38, he saw a new red moon appear in the sky. Emma and Reid
eject from the plane but while he floats back to Earth,
Emma floats through a blue wheel that suddenly appears and
lands her on the new moon. Not expecting help to arrive
anytime soon Emma does her best to survive, learning many
shocking facts about the human race along the way. Reid,
in the meantime, mounts a public outcry to allow him to
visit the red moon and get his wife back.
This final installment in the Manifold series is a
fascinating tale that delves into multiple dimensions, the
evolution of mankind and the true reality of the Red Moon.
The emphasis in this science fiction novel is the science
and Stephen Baxter does a fabulous job of keeping this work
realistic within the framework of modern technologies and
Harriet Klausner - Copyright © 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 31, 2001