The Moonday Letters review: Genre-busting sci-fi extols hope as a duty

In Emmi Itäranta’s The Moonday Letters, humans have adapted to live off-world. But central to this genre-crashing thrill ride is a reminder that hope is essential

Humans 27 July 2022

Two Astronauts wearing Space Suits Standing on Alien Planet and Looking at Something. Futuristic Space Exploration, Discovery and Colonization.

Living off-world is the norm in Emmi Itäranta’s new sci-fi novel

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The Moonday Letters

Emmi Itäranta

Titan

THE culture on Europa is so different from anywhere else in the solar system that visitors need to be carefully briefed during the inbound journey.

The settlements established on the Jovian moon – domes built in the ocean deep beneath its frozen surface – are shielded from the harsh radiation of space by a thick crust of ice. A crack anywhere would be devastating and the ice is sensitive to sound, …

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