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Old 07-14-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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Great book. Soon to be released as a movie. Lots of practical/believable science and engineering. If you have read it, comments please.
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Old 07-14-2015, 05:08 PM
 
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I heard part of an interview with the author (sorry, don't recall where, perhaps NPR?) and he said the only thing that might not pass muster with Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the storm in the beginning of the book that set the events into motion. Everything else withstands scientific scrutiny.

That said, I thoroughly enjoyed. Was rooting for the guy and feeling his triumphs and aching over his set-backs all along the way. Great character development and good supporting character development as well. I've recommended it to many people, even the "I don't read sci-fi" folks.
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Old 07-14-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I read it, and I thought it was great.
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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It is fiction and there is a lot of science, but as I have told my non-scifi loving friends, it is not really science fiction.
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