on 19 October 2012
Don Scott's biography of George R Stewart is written beautifully; Scott's word pictures and prose are worthy of such a great literary figure as George R Stewart who was, as Don reminds us, the man who named the storms.
If you want to know more about Stewart, then this book will tell you everything you need to know from Scott's perspective of Teacher, Ranger, NASA Interpreter and now, author.
Stewart was an ecologist who, well ahead of his time, wove ecological themes into many of his books; both factual and fiction -the most important of these being Earth Abides.
Scott's phrasing and words spring from the page; I wanted to read and re-read many of his passages and savour in my minds eye the word pictures he has beautifully constructed. This is a book from which the Don Scott's words will strike the reader deeply, leaving a hunger to discover more about Gerge R Stewart, and from this perspective, Scott has achieved what he has set out to do, without doubt.