Recovering Apollo 8 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Richard Johansenn as a boy watched along with the world as Apollo 8 missed it's trajectory which would have brought it around the moon and back to Earth, years passed and he built an empire which made him a billionaire and when the opportunity presented itself he reached for the stars to discover the fate of the three astronauts who have ventured into the darkness and never returned home.
Recovering Apollo 8 was included in a collection of science fiction offered by Storybundle, as is often the case I found novels and authors who I never would have come across otherwise and this quiet tale of obsession and courage struck a cord. The story has a lot of heart and you can feel the passion and drive which propelled the older Richard to risk his business, reputation even the wrath of his own government. It may be said that the story didn't quite finish as strong as it started which knocks a star off my rating but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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