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Phases of Gravity by Dan Simmons

Phases of Gravity (edition 1990)

by Dan Simmons

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Title:Phases of Gravity
Authors:Dan Simmons
Info:Headline Book Publishing (1990), Paperback
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Tags:fiction, men, space, usa

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About men and boys and love. Fleetingly, in the background: aviation and space. ( )
  bungo | Feb 21, 2013 |
In the 1950s or early 1960s, this would have been science fiction. Now, it's "merely" a rather moving novel about an astronaut coming to terms with his changing life after the Apollo programme was cancelled. I was captivated. ( )
  RobertDay | Jun 12, 2012 |
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
It took me a long time to finish this book, not because it isn't good, but because it's not what I expected—it isn't science fiction, despite what the label says. It is, rather, the contemplative and somewhat melancholy story of a fictional former Apollo astronaut, attempting to find his place in the post-Apollo world of the 1980s. Richard Baedecker has left his unsatisfying corporate job, and now seems adrift, traveling from India to Oregon, meeting with old colleagues, friends, and family. Gradually, and not without some grief, he puts together the pieces of a new life. ( )
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Richard Baedecker once walked on the moon, but everything the ex-astronaut has ever done seems only a simulation, a preparation for something bigger. Vivid, compelling and brilliantly written, this is an exploration of the human heart and a journey through regions more remote than the moon. Original.

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Richard Braedecker's chance to be an astronaut was, without a doubt, one to be envied by many, but is his strange encounter with a woman who has the ability to uncover enigmas of his past and future equally coveted?

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