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Growing Up Weightless

Growing Up Weightless

(1993)
A novel by

 
Awards
Philip K Dick Award Best Book (nominee)
Publisher's Weekly
A young man's coming-of-age story set on the Moon at the end of the 21st century.

Library Journal
As the son of one of the Moon's leading politicians, teenager Matt Ronay bridles at his father's expectations, setting his heart instead on the vastness of deep space and bracing himself for an inevitable confrontation that could make or break his future. The author of The Dragon Waiting captures the flavor of youthful rebellion in his portrayal of the cycle of generations. Suitable for both YA and adult sf collections.

BookList - Carl Hays
At the end of the twenty-first century, the moon boasts a thriving network of politically and technologically progressive cities and a permanent home for its distinctive culture while serving as a convenient port-of-call for Earth-born tourists and Far World space shuttles. Just past the legal age for shipping out to work on the shuttles and privately yearning for more freedom, Matt Ronay is restrained by his powerful father, statesman Albin Ronay, as well as by the bond he has with his brilliant circle of moon-born friends. Matt immerses himself in his comrades' computer-based role-playing, and his father maneuvers to gain key political support for the moon's water supply until both Ronays realize a common goal that will finally make possible Matt's opportunity for adventure. Ford is superb at creating a vivid lunar society complete with the realistic comings and goings of crater-linked trains and the awkward locomotion of inexperienced tourists, who are aptly called Slammers. Unfortunately, Ford's gift for physical detail is offset by balky plot development and prose frequently stalled by excessive precision. Technophiles will be happier with his book than will fans of fast action.

 
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Paperback Editions

July 1994 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Growing Up Weightless
Author(s): John M Ford
ISBN: 0-553-56814-0 / 978-0-553-56814-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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October 1993 : USA Paperback
Title: Growing Up Weightless
Author(s): John M Ford
ISBN: 0-553-37306-4 / 978-0-553-37306-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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