- Publisher: Doubleday (August 1979)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385270755
- ISBN-13: 978-0385270755
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,862,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kinsman Hardcover – August, 1979
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our hero through his early life in space. Bova's character development is some of the finest in this particular genre. I am not what you call a bit fan of "hard SiFi" but I did enjoy this read. The "tech talk" is kept to a minimum and what is present is quite understandable. If you like simply a good read, one you will probably want to read again sometime in the furture as I have and did, then I recommend this one highly.
Once again, Bova shows his brilliance. This is a truly entertaining story and I can't wait to read Millenium so I can go back into the world of Kinsman.
This prequel to Millenium explores the character and nature of a world famous astronaut in the making. Bova's insights into human frailty make Kinsman a believable character moving in a surrealistic space race. The book is a good read for the SF mathmatician and fun for those not so interested in the mechanics of space development.
Kinsman is a good book, but fails to top my scale because it seems like a collection of short stories (which it may well have been). All too often, transitions between scenes are detailed only by the chapter heading which provides Chet Kinsman's age. This disjoint and jumping style was slightly disorienting for me and distracted from my enjoyment of the book. Well worth reading, though, from a master of hard SF