- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 209 KB
- Print Length: 19 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (19 Sept. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00942QOB4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #189,299 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A Tall Tail: A Tor.Com Original Kindle Edition
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That's certainly the case in his Laundry Files novels. Occasional bits of lunacy and exasperation mean his Sci-Fi benefits from the same approach and therefore doesn't become a turgid slog through technobabble. In this short story, Charlie himself seems to be the central character.
Is this a true story? Well Charlie does state he attended the kind of events in the story. That makes this a tale that can be believed no matter its outlandish premise, that space agencies investigated and even tested hugely damaging propellants in the search for range and power.
Excellent writing that leaves the reader wondering just whether there is a strand of truth in this eye-opening tale of madness and espionage in the rocket industry
Fact and fiction cleverly woven into a seamless tale, as Charlie is wont to do so well. Wish he'd do more of "A Colder War" type tales though.
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