Crater (Library Edition) (A Helium-3 Novel #1) (CD-Audio)

By Homer Hickam, Adam Verner (Narrator)

Oasis Audio, 9781609814250

Publication Date: April 10, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/9/2012)
Paperback (12/31/2012)
CD-Audio (4/10/2012)
Hardcover (4/1/2012)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (9/1/2012)

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Description

A mining colony on the moon. A teen sent on a deadly mission. And a secret bigger than two worlds. It’s the 22nd Century. A tough, pioneering people mine the moon for Helium-3 to produce energy for a desperate, war-torn Earth. Sixteen-year old Crater Trueblood loves his job as a Helium-3 miner. But when he saves a fellow miner, his life changes forever. Impressed by his heroism, the owner of the mine orders Crater to undertake a dangerous mission. Crater doubts himself, but has no choice. He must go. With the help of Maria, the mine owner’s frustrating but gorgeous granddaughter, and his gillie—a sentient and sometimes insubordinate clump of slime mold cells—Crater must fight both human and subhuman enemies. He’ll battle his way across a thousand miles of deadly lunar terrain and face genetically altered super warriors in his quest to recover an astonishing object that will alter the lives of everyone on the moon.



About the Author

Homer Hickam is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rocket Boys, which was made into the acclaimed movie October Sky. A respected amateur historian, he is also the author of the military history best-seller Torpedo Junction, along with the popular historical novels The Keeper's Son and The Ambassador's Son. With such books as the award-winning memoir Sky of Stone, and the techno-thriller best-seller Back to the Moon, Hickam's talents clearly span many writing genres. He is a Vietnam combat veteran, a scuba instructor who has led underwater exploration teams across the world, a retired rocket scientist, and, recently, has become an avid field paleontologist. More than anything else, he loves to write. He is married to Linda Terry Hickam. They share their time with their cats between homes in Alabama and the U. S. Virgin Islands.


Praise For Crater (Library Edition) (A Helium-3 Novel #1)

Crater shows what it would be like to live on the Moon: to work there, to struggle and to triumph. A fine piece of work."
-Ben Bova, author of Leviathans of Jupiter


"Long-haul trucking on the Moon . . . with raiders, romance and a secret mission . . . High adventure on the space frontier.”
–Kirkus Review