The Light Side of the Moon
Book 2 in the Other Systems Universe. However, due to the distance between stars both Other Systems and The Light Side of the Moon can be read as standalone novels.
Due to overpopulation, lack of natural resources, no public education, and a surplus of political bickering, Earth is a cesspool and our solar system’s colonies have failed. Nevertheless, outside our solar system, exploration has thrived. Encouraged by the conquest of Kipos, idealistic dreamers look beyond Earth to build a utopia from the abandoned Lunar Colony Serenitatis.
Industrialists reconstruct the colony, but struggle to turn a profit while encouraging scientific discovery. Brimming with hope despite intense uncertainty and physical hardship, the impoverished Ella Sethdottier follows rumors of plentiful jobs on the moon. On roads fraught with danger, she discovers Earth is a bigger place than she ever imagined, but Serenitatis is little more than a prison colony. Ella forges unlikely friendships with corrupted androids and the quixotic prison doctor, Ian Whitlatch, who champions equality and rights for inmates. Amid corruption and nobility, tragedy and victory, the fate of the colony hangs precariously in the balance. Guizzetti blends exceptional realism and authenticity with intricate plotting and a remarkable cast of characters who endeavor to create a utopia on The Light Side of the Moon.
Published by 48Fourteen