Book Fuck Club Continues With Dale M. Courtney’s “Moon People”
May 18, 2012 in Book Fuck Club
This is your last weekend to cuddle up at the beach with a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey, which we’ll discuss on Wednesday. And for those of you who flat-out refuse to even peek inside that book’s hallowed, fleshy halls, I thought I would announce our next Book Fuck Club selection so you can get a head start.
If we continue even further, we’ll eventually have a democratic discussion about what books we want to read, like our fancy, faggy sister club, Book Fight Club. But for now, I’ll continue to call the shots around here, Christian Grey-style, and you will thank me for the privilege of being my servile book club members.
So, slaves, what book am I subjecting you to this time? At first I was thinking Hiroyuki Nishigaki’s How to Good-bye Depression: If You Constrict Anus 100 Times Everyday. Malarkey? or Effective Way?, but I wouldn’t want you guys getting too happy and healthy and start demanding your freedom and whatnot. So for now, I’ll keep you miserable with Dale M. Courtney’s “action pact” sci-fi masterwork, Moon People.
Moon People is not about exposing your buttocks to others, but rather a speculative novel set in the year 2048 about a Florida high school teacher who used to do UFO research for the government but got too bored with that. Here’s an excerpt from the first chapter:
[David] really wanted to teach anyway. Today is also Oct.27 in the year 2048. The next shuttle launch at the Cape is on Halloween. There has been some unusual events the last 2 shuttle launches though. They would get right up to the launch sequence and stop the launch for some kind of weird problem. Now everyone is very suspicious about the next launch on the 31 because of it being Halloween. They have also been launching three shuttles a week. Most of the people going back and forth on the shuttles are workers working on three huge mobile base stations orbiting the earth. Two of which are just about finished. They have also been trying to get David to join the crew on the U.S.S. Lunar Base 1 for about 2 years. Which is one of the base stations that is almost completed? However, he declines gracefully because he’s a little scared of the launch process, Plus he likes the school he’s at. Everybody laugh’s about the way the base stations look. They look like a giant empty toilet paper holder from Earth, with one huge engine on the back of it.
As you can see, shit is about to get pretty real.
Put this book in your head and join us on Wednesday, June 6th to discuss.