Public Loneliness: Yuri Gagarin's Circumlunar Flight

Public Loneliness: Yuri Gagarin's Circumlunar Flight

Gerald Brennan / Nov 22, 2019

Public Loneliness Yuri Gagarin s Circumlunar Flight October Yuri Gagarin sits atop a Proton rocket ready to launch After several turbulent years in the public eye he s been chosen in secrecy to captain the Soviet Union s latest space spectacula

  • Title: Public Loneliness: Yuri Gagarin's Circumlunar Flight
  • Author: Gerald Brennan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • October, 1967 Yuri Gagarin sits atop a Proton rocket, ready to launch After several turbulent years in the public eye, he s been chosen in secrecy to captain the Soviet Union s latest space spectacular the first manned flight around the moon The second story in the Altered Space series, Public Loneliness is a detailed and imaginative look at a country and a space progrOctober, 1967 Yuri Gagarin sits atop a Proton rocket, ready to launch After several turbulent years in the public eye, he s been chosen in secrecy to captain the Soviet Union s latest space spectacular the first manned flight around the moon The second story in the Altered Space series, Public Loneliness is a detailed and imaginative look at a country and a space program with a curious schizophrenia regarding publicity and secrecy Based on extensive research, it s also a lively and literary story that dares to look beyond the posters at the man who led the human race into space.

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    About "Gerald Brennan"

      • Gerald Brennan

        Gerald Brennan is a self described corporate brat who hails from the eastern half of the continent but currently resides in Chicago He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and later earned a Master s from Columbia University s Graduate School of Journalism He s the author of Resistance, Zero Phase Apollo 13 on the Moon, Project Genesis, Ninety Seven to Three, and Public Loneliness Yuri Gagarin s Circumlunar Flight He s been profiled in Newcity, and his writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Good Men Project, and Innerview Magazine he s also been a co editor and frequent contributor at Back to Print and The Deadline He s into Camus, Dostoyevsky, Koestler, Hitchcock, Radiohead, and The National, but you can also catch him reading Jim Thompson and even sneaking in some Wahida Clark from time to time He s also a huge Martin Scorsese fan.


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    1. In Public Loneliness, Brennan takes us where no man has gone before (or at least where no book has taken me before), writing a first-person narrative of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s fictional space flight around the moon. What impressed me the most about this book was, not only the research Brennan must have done in order to write so convincingly about space travel and the Soviet space program during the Cold War in particular, but how he was able to turn that research into a wholly entertaining a [...]


    2. Now this is one unique book. Firstly, it's historical fiction as it features Yuri Gagarin, the world's first person in space. Secondly, it's speculative science fiction, as it imagines Yuri on a second space flight, which, according to history, never happened. But that's where the speculative part comes in. I don't really want to give too much away here. Because, really, it's not so much about what happens or the speculation, as it is about how deftly Brennan controls the voice of Gagarin. Readi [...]


    3. Insightful look into a fascinating figure. It was surprisingly and refreshingly light on USSR-bashing, which is always a plus for books on this topic and time.


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