May 13, 2022 8:50 AM - Subscribe

Melville, South Carolina was out of money, it was out of jobs, it was out of hope, and today it was out of astronauts. There were only two to begin with, and now one is stuck on the abandoned International Space Station after his mission went south. With NASA’s budget cut to the bone, there’s no one to bring him back home, so everyone is only too happy to ignore this embarrassing sign of American Failure and just let him die. But his cousin, Walter Reddie, isn’t going to let that happen.

Grady Hendrix is most known for his horror work, but this book (f/k/a Occupy Space) is sort-of sci-fi-slash-engineer-porn in the vein of The Martian, except more communist.
posted by Etrigan (2 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This is short and sweet, and it manages to elide just enough of the technical stuff and have just enough jokes to keep it from ever bogging down. Hendrix leans a little on the redneck stuff, but it mostly works.

If this sort of thing might interest you, then this is worth picking up.
posted by Etrigan at 8:52 AM on May 13, 2022

I just got a copy of this and am stoked.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:22 AM on May 13, 2022

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