Red Moon

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"Red Moon" is Kim Stanley Robinson's next book, to be published in October 2018, by Orbit.

It will be about the colonization of the moon by China in the 21st century.

The official synopsis reads:

Red Moon is a magnificent novel of space exploration and political intrigue from New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson.

It is twenty-five years since China established the first colony on the moon, and the lives of three people are about to collide.

American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip there, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding.

It is also the first visit to the moon for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler.

Finally, there is Chan Qi. Daughter of the Minister of Finance, and without doubt a person of interest to those in power. She is on the moon for reasons of her own, but when she attempts to return home to China, in secret, the events that unfold will change everything - on the moon, and on Earth.

The cover illustration was unveiled in March 2018.