• Title: Public Loneliness: Yuri Gagarin's Circumlunar Flight
  • Author: Gerald Brennan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Public Loneliness Yuri Gagarin s Circumlunar Flight October Yuri Gagarin sits atop a Proton rocket ready to launch After several turbulent years in the public eye he s been chosen in secrecy to captain the Soviet Union s latest space spectacula
    October, 1967 Yuri Gagarin sits atop a Proton rocket, ready to launch After several turbulent years in the public eye, he s been chosen in secrecy to captain the Soviet Union s latest space spectacular the first manned flight around the moon The second story in the Altered Space series, Public Loneliness is a detailed and imaginative look at a country and a space progrOctober, 1967 Yuri Gagarin sits atop a Proton rocket, ready to launch After several turbulent years in the public eye, he s been chosen in secrecy to captain the Soviet Union s latest space spectacular the first manned flight around the moon The second story in the Altered Space series, Public Loneliness is a detailed and imaginative look at a country and a space program with a curious schizophrenia regarding publicity and secrecy Based on extensive research, it s also a lively and literary story that dares to look beyond the posters at the man who led the human race into space.

    One Reply to “Public Loneliness: Yuri Gagarin's Circumlunar Flight”

    1. In Public Loneliness, Brennan takes us where no man has gone before (or at least where no book has taken me before), writing a first-person narrative of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s fictional space flight around the moon. What impressed me the most about this book was, not only the research Brennan must have done in order to write so convincingly about space travel and the Soviet space program during the Cold War in particular, but how he was able to turn that research into a wholly entertaining a [...]

    2. Now this is one unique book. Firstly, it's historical fiction as it features Yuri Gagarin, the world's first person in space. Secondly, it's speculative science fiction, as it imagines Yuri on a second space flight, which, according to history, never happened. But that's where the speculative part comes in. I don't really want to give too much away here. Because, really, it's not so much about what happens or the speculation, as it is about how deftly Brennan controls the voice of Gagarin. Readi [...]

    3. Insightful look into a fascinating figure. It was surprisingly and refreshingly light on USSR-bashing, which is always a plus for books on this topic and time.

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