Satya's blog - The Getaway Special

Aug 20 2005 21:18 The Getaway Special
_The Getaway Special_ by Jerry Oltion is about a mad scientist who invents a simple hyperdive and then moves the space shuttle he's in to the vicinity of Saturn. (That's not all; I'm still reading it.)

It's good so far. Accurate (to my ground-lubber's view-point) view of *real* modern space flight. So far, besides the hyperdrive, there isn't anything "fiction" about it. Same goes for the g*v**nment paranoia and tactics depicted.

At one point, the mad scientist says how (something) is like taking grant money from tobacco companies or Microsoft.... Later, he makes a new email message because it's the fastest way to get a text editor.

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