Strange Horizons has published a review of Rocket Science, written by Dan Hartland. As is usually the case for Strange Horizons, it’s a long and in-depth review, and it says, among other things that “there are, it must be re-emphasised, good stories here”, and that Rocket Science is “a diverting attempt not so much to reimagine silly old science fiction and its continuing attachment to a Jetsons paradigm, but to consider what spaceflight means to us today, in our changing and challenging world”.
I can’t quote every comment made on every story or piece of non-fiction, but…
Karen Burnham’s gloriously detailed – and thoroughly awe-inspiring – ‘The Complexity of the Humble Spacesuit’
… and …
David L Clements’s account of his real-life involvement in the launch of a satellite is as gripping as any fiction
… and …
Sam S Kepfield’s entertaining and convincing alternative Soviet history, ‘Not Because They are Easy’
… and ….
One of the collection’s most inventive stories is Stephen Palmer’s ‘A Biosphere Ends’
The full review can be found here.