Ian McDonald 2017. Luna. Wolf moon. London: Gollancz. 382 pp.
Ian McDonald returns to his near future world where family corporations war on and for a moon where there are no laws or enforcement, just power. As with the first novel Luna, the world creation is compelling, but although it is a wild ride in the end it seems a bit derivative and there is no greater idea or vision being served. Like Game of Thrones, full of gratuitous violence and sex but empty of any meaning (unless this is an extended parable warning of the end-point of free markets - a return to brutal medieval world). Apparently there will be a third volume, which will be more than enough. And a television adaptation is also evidently in production. Bound to appeal widely.