Science fiction author Jaine Fenn has posted a review of Rocket Science on her blog here. Stand-out stories for her were those by Stephen Gaskell, CJ Paget, Deborah Walker and Simon McCaffery. Stand-out non-fiction article was Karen Burnham’s ‘The Complexities of the Humble Spacesuit’.Jaine writes:
I had also been mildly concerned that there might be a degree of backward-facing stubborn whimsy – by which I mean the kind of ‘man (and it was always a man) against the harsh alien environment’ stories you see in magazines like Analog. However, although the settings and set-ups could have gone that way – the perils of off-world environments feature strongly – the overall tone and issues explored belong in our century, not the last one, and this I applaud.