Obsessive research and worldbuilding in a mostly prebuilt world manages to combine 60s-style hard SF with 80s style fear of Soviets and 90s style hopelessness about the future with contemporary plot and depth of character. Plus, a wunderwaffe. And a potted history of a fictionalised, militarised Apollo programme.
In a word: fascinating. Short enough to read in a sitting, deep enough to return and explore.
Demonstrates how ebooks can reinvigorate short literary forms, while providing limited hardbacks for the collectible-obsessed.
This we need more of. Fortunately, it is the first of a quartet. I Can’t wait for the other three.
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