Review of The Snodgrass Incident

Nancy Jane Hansen (no relation, as far as I know) gave a nice review of The Snodgrass Incident. Here is what she had to say about it:

This is the first “hard” SF novel I have read in a long time. It reminds me of the stories I cut my teeth on many many years ago before ugly came to dominate SF and Fantasy took over the rest of the genre.
The SNODGRASS INCIDENT is competently written. There is an adequate overall plot with many mini-stories providing lots of action throughout. I don’t know if the science/technology is sound, but I found everything believable.
This is a good buy for the price.

She seems to be an astute reader, since she noticed the novel is an integration and expansion of the “mini-stories”. Three of the stories came first, and the novel evolved around them, rather than the novel’s plot coming first, and the “mini-stories” deriving from them.

As for the science, I did quite a bit of research and am confident about the accuracy of the technical information about the places they visit and their environments. However, I couldn’t find anything about using superconductors in space, so I extrapolated on how they work / are used on earth. I think it is a plausible extrapolation, but I could also easily be wrong….


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