There’s a NEW MOON rising in France…

Ian McDonald‘s critically-acclaimed LUNA: NEW MOON is out in France next month! Due to be published by Denoël on March 16th, here’s the synopsis…


Sur une Lune où tout se vend, où tout s’achète, jusqu’aux sels minéraux contenus dans votre urine, et où la mort peut survenir à peu près à n’importe quel moment, Adrianna Corta est la dirigeante du plus récent des cinq «Dragons», ces familles à couteaux tirés qui règnent sur les colonies lunaires. Elle doit l’ascension météoritique de son organisation au commerce de l’Hélium-3. Mais Corta-Hélio possède de nombreux ennemis, et si Adrianna, au crépuscule de sa vie, veut léguer quelque chose à ses cinq enfants, il lui faudra se battre, et en retour ils devront se battre pour elle…

Car sur la Lune, ce nouveau Far West en pleine ruée vers l’or, tous les coups sont permis.

LUNA: NEW MOON is the first novel in Ian’s Luna trilogy. It’s published in the UK by Gollancz, and in the US by Tor Books.

The novel has also been published in Poland, Bulgaria, Spain, and Germany.

LUNA: NEW MOON has been showered in praise since its release. Here’s just a small selection of reviews…

‘Mafia-style mining families clash in a compelling fantasy that offers up all the pleasures of a cut-throat soap opera in space… Luna argues that any realistic future colonisation of the moon will be much more The Sopranos than The Waltons. LUNA is as gripping as it is colourful, and as colourful as it is nasty.’ — Guardian

No one writes like Ian McDonald, and no one’s Moon is nearly so beautiful and terrible… McDonald’s moon is omnisexual, kinky, violent, passionate, beautiful, awful, vibrant and crushing… LUNA: NEW MOON is the first book of a two-book cycle. Now I’m all a-quiver for the next one.’BoingBoing

‘Fans of cerebral, high-concept science fiction will love this exploration of society on the moon many decades after it has been colonized… accelerates into a mesmerizing political thriller.’ RT Book Reviews

LUNA: NEW MOON is the best moon novel I’ve seen in many years… Inasmuch as it challenges one of the cherished master narratives of SF, in which the moon is only a stepping-stone, and despite what it owes to the tropes of ’70s-era social melodrama, McDon­ald’s novel has some formidable SF stingers not far beneath its densely textured surface.’ Locus

The next novel in the series, LUNA: WOLF MOON is due to be published by Gollancz on March 23rd, and Tor Books on March 28, 2017. Publishers Weekly has already described the novel as a powerful sequel… compelling throughout.’

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