Sunday, December 5, 2021

"V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History"

"It's 1941, and Wernher von Braun is ordered by his Fuehrer to abandon the V2 rocket and turn German resources in a daring new direction: construction of a manned orbital spacecraft capable of attacking the U.S.  Work on the rocket—called Silbervogel—begins at Peenemunde.  Though it is top secret, British intelligence discovers the plan, and brings word to Franklin Roosevelt.  The American President determines that there is only one logical response: the U.S. must build a spacecraft capable of intercepting Silbervogel and destroying it.  Robert Goddard, inventor of the liquid-fuel rocket, agrees to head the classified project.  So begins a race against time—between two secret military programs and two brilliant scientists whose high-stakes competition will spiral into a deadly game of political intrigue and unforeseen catastrophes played to the death in the brutal skies above America."  Now I haven't read Steele's book, so if you do let us know what you think.  

Sounds pretty interesting,
Brian & Mel

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