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2016-08-06 00:00

Red Hope (Red Hope, #1)

  • Author: John Dreese
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    This book proposes an answer to a question I never heard asked: how would a NASA mars mission go if everyone was either incompetent or a raging asshole?

    Answer is: not very well.

    Also: author, if you have a rocket enging that can make a capsule hover for a week, then you have a rocket engine that can put a capsule in orbit a dozen times over, and the whole technical side of the story breaks down, sorry, the amount of delta-v to reach mars in a month is (technical term) a gazillion times the amount you need to reach low earth orbit.

2016-08-06 00:00

Red Hope: An Adventure Thriller (Red Hope, #1)

  • Author: John Dreese
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    This book proposes an answer to a question I never heard asked: how would a NASA mars mission go if everyone was either incompetent or a raging asshole?

    Answer is: not very well.

    Also: author, if you have a rocket enging that can make a capsule hover for a week, then you have a rocket engine that can put a capsule in orbit a dozen times over, and the whole technical side of the story breaks down, sorry, the amount of delta-v to reach mars in a month is (technical term) a gazillion times the amount you need to reach low earth orbit.

2016-08-01 00:00

Zeroes

  • Author: Chuck Wendig
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    Interesting. Slightly better on the technical side than most "hacker" books, but somehow I did not get caught in it.

2016-08-01 00:00

Zeroes (Zer0es, #1)

  • Author: Chuck Wendig
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    Interesting. Slightly better on the technical side than most "hacker" books, but somehow I did not get caught in it.

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