Moon Tracks (Hardcover)

By Jody Lynn Nye, Travis S. Taylor

Baen, 9781481483834, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2019

List Price: 24.00*
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Description

FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHORS TRAVIS S. TAYLOR AND JODY LYNN NYE.  A teenage girl and her fellow Bright Sparks must do what it takes to stay alive and achieve success in this sequel to Moon Beam.

RACE AROUND THE MOON!

Barbara Winton and the rest of the Bright Sparks, Dr. Keegan Bright’s team of youthful scientists, are competing in the first ever race to completely circle the Moon! The Sparks—along with twenty- five other teams—have to count on one another as they face thousands of kilometers of unknown dangers, where a simple accident can have fatal consequences.

A TEST OF ALLIANCE AND FRIENDSHIP

The Sparks forge ties with racers from all over, but also must deal with a former Spark, Pam, a threatening figure whose disappearance from the Sparks program is shrouded in mystery.

A LIFE AND DEATH FINISH

While the Sparks compete in the race, Dr. Bright himself is part of a groundbreaking project to seek out rare minerals underneath a crater. Then on the far side of the Moon, in the airless, frozen depths beneath the lunar surface, disaster strikes—and only the Bright Sparks are close enough to help him! 

Praise for Moon Tracks:
". . . fun and plausible futuristic elements, such as personalized AI . . . This science-fueled race around the moon is a nerdy Fast and the Furious."—Booklist

Praise for prequel Moon Beam:

“Taylor and Nye offer up a tense escapade with engaging characters and a fast-paced plot, but their true focus is on scientific detail, plausibility, and ingenuity . . . it’s an entertaining and even educational offering, perfect for those who demand science in their science fiction.”—Publishers Weekly

Praise for the work of Jody Lynn Nye:

"Infused with humor to keep you entertained and action to make you turn the pages."—Kirkus on Jody Lynn Nye’s Rhythm of the Imperium

“I thoroughly enjoyed it, the plot, the settlement, the whole nine yards, and especially the twitch of humor at odd moments...a book I can thoroughly recommend.” —Anne McCaffrey
 
“An unusual story well-told, with characters it's a real pleasure to spend time with.” —David Drake

"[An] innovative take on the well-loved theme of fairies and dangerous wishes." —Publishers Weekly on Wishing on a Star by Jody Lynn Nye and Angelina Adams

About Travis S. Taylor:

“[E]xplodes with inventive action.—Publishers Weekly on Travis S. Taylor’s The Quantum Connection.

“[Warp Speed] reads like Doc Smith writing Robert Ludlum. . .You won’t want to put it down”—John Ringo


About the Author

 Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as “spoiling cats.”  She lives northwest of Chicago with one of the above and her husband, author and packager Bill Fawcett. She has written over fifty books, including The Ship Who Won with Anne McCaffrey, eight books with Robert Asprin, a humorous anthology about mothers, Don’t Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear!, and over 160 short stories. Her latest books are Rhythm of the Imperium (Baen Books), Moon Beam (with Travis S. Taylor, Baen Books) and Myth-Fits (Ace). She is one of the judges for the Writers of the Future fiction contest. Jody also reviews fiction for Galaxy's Edge magazine and teaches the intensive writers' workshop at DragonCon.

Dr. Travis S. Taylor is the co-creator and star of the National Geographic Channel’s hit series, Rocket City Rednecks. Taylor is a physicist who has worked on various programs for the Department of Defense and NASA for the past twenty years. His expertise includes advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes, space based beamed energy systems, future combat technologies, and next generation space launch concepts. Taylor is also the author of pulse-pounding, cutting edge science fiction with the Tau Ceti Agenda series including One Good Soldier, The Tau Ceti Agenda, One Day on Mars and his ground-breaking Warp Speed series, with entries Warp Speed and The Quantum Connection.