Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Red Moon by Michael Cassutt this is a novel about the Soviet space program. the hero an engineer becomes a cosmonaut. His uncle a KGB official facilitates his career but naturally wants something in return. There are family secrets, love triangles and political machinations. Cassutt evidently did quite a bit of research he manages to weave into the narrative a great deal of history and technical data. The characters don't seem real somehow but it's still enjoyable.