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Marooned Paperback – Import, 1 Aug 2011
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The book was great! I loved the story and all technical details. It starts out pretty slow, though. The first 2/3 of the book was basically this:
The Ironman One astronauts are marooned in orbit due to a malfunctioning spacecraft. Here, have a flashback to Pruett's childhood.
The Ironman One astronauts are marooned in orbit due to a malfunctioning spacecraft. Here, have a flashback to Pruett's teen years.
The Ironman One astronauts are marooned in orbit due to a malfunctioning spacecraft. Here, have a flashback to Pruett's 20-something years.
The flashbacks, of course, are there for character development. The background info. the flashbacks provide is great and highly technically detailed (i.e., the flashbacks cover his career as a pilot-turned-test-pilot-turned-astronaut.) If you're not a fan of that, the book might be too slow for you. Once you get past that, the story picks up the pace and you won't be able to put the book down.
Marooned 1969 is the 2nd with this name. The first, written in 1964, concerned a marooned Mercury astronaut whose retro rockets failed to fire. Caiden then describes the US effort (via a Gemini spacecraft) and the Russian (via a Vostok) to rescue him. The 1969 book updates the hardware and concepts very accurately and with amazing foresight.
Caiden is one of the first writers to take current hardward and concepts and write fiction to it...very realistic with novels easy to read. I have to beleive that Tom Clancy took a page out of Caiden's books.
I highly recommend the book. If you are a fan of the US space effort, this is like eating ice cream. Fun read!
too busy to get started. Like Martin Caiden's past books.
Last Dogfight and other WWII titles.
It's has sufficient detail to make it close. Good story.
Formar Space Shuttle Project Manager