Book Reviews of The Return

The Return
The Return
Author: Buzz Aldrin, John Barnes
ISBN-13: 9780812570601
ISBN-10: 081257060X
Publication Date: 7/15/2001
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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3 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Wow! I felt as if the events in the book were coming from the evening news! There is a clear immediacy similar to that you used to feel at Canaveral (Oops, Cape Kennedy) when a big launch went up. It made me feel the way I did when the American Space Program was still alive and kicking . . . sigh . . .

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Former astronaut Scott Blackstone's dream of opening outer space to visits from everyday people is under attack. His pilot program has been marred by a fatal accident, he's out of a job, and he's being sued for a billions dollars. And it's beginning to seem that the "accident" wasn't at all accidental.
Then the endless conflict between India and Pakistan heats up...and Pakistan explodes a nuclear device in the upper atmosphere, frying electronics on earth and in space, and putting the crew of the international Space Station at risk. With the Shuttle fleet grounded, only a secret skunkworks project known to Scott and his old friends can save the space station's stranded crew.
The Return is a tale about the kind of space adventure that could happen today--and that will happen tomorrow. As told by Buzz Aldrin, who's been there...and who's already helped change the world.
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I was intrigued by the concept of fiction by Aldrin. I well remember the day in sixty nine when he stepped onto the moon. My sixteen year old mind went into overdrive and I took up model rocketry shortly thereafter. Though lacking in action and heavy on legal issues which I sometimes failed to understand, the plot was solid and the storyline was actually quite interesting. The Return is a quick and interesting read. And it is not hard to believe that this might be happening right now.
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from the back cover:
Former astronaut Scott Blackstone's dream of opening outer space to visits from everyday people is under attack. His pilot program has been marred by a fatal accident, he's out of a job, and he's being sued for a billion dollars. And it's beginning to seem that the "accident" wasn't at all accidental.

Then the endless conflict between India and Pakistan heats up..and Pakistan explodes a nuclear device in the upper atmosphere, frying electronics on earth and in space, and putting the crew of the International Space Station at risk. With the Shuttle fleet grounded, only a secret skunkworks project know to Scott and his old friends can save the space station's stranded crew.

THE RETURN is a tale about the kind of space adventure that could happen today-and that will happen tomorrow. As told by Buzz Aldrin, who's been there..and who's already helped change the world.
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A citizen-in-space shuttle mission goes horribly wrong, but the accident is both more and less than it seems. What Aldrin lacks in literary pyrotechnnics is made up for by his insider's view of America's space program.