Capricorn One

Capricorn One To all appearances the launching of Capricorn One the first spaceship to Mars seemed perfectly normal Everybody in the country was watching the countdown on television But behind the scenes two and

To all appearances the launching of Capricorn One, the first spaceship to Mars, seemed perfectly normal Everybody in the country was watching the countdown on television.But behind the scenes, two and a half hours before lift off, a strange and terrifying drama was being played out A NASA director was warning the three astronauts that their spacecraft was faulty He toldTo all appearances the launching of Capricorn One, the first spaceship to Mars, seemed perfectly normal Everybody in the country was watching the countdown on television.But behind the scenes, two and a half hours before lift off, a strange and terrifying drama was being played out A NASA director was warning the three astronauts that their spacecraft was faulty He told them they must fake the trip via computer magic This way they could convince the President the mission had succeeded Failure would mean the end of the space program.Nothing would stop these madmen Not the truth Not reality Especially not the astronauts, who become unwilling conspirators For them, a special fate had been arranged

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  1. Ron Goulart is a cultural historian and novelist Besides writing extensively about pulp fiction including the seminal Cheap Thrills An Informal History of Pulp Magazines 1972 Goulart has written for the pulps since 1952, when the Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction published his first story, a sci fi parody of letters to the editor Since then he has written dozens of novels and countless short stories, spanning genres and using a variety of pennames, including Kenneth Robeson, Joseph Silva, and Con Steffanson In the 1990s, he became the ghostwriter for William Shatner s popular TekWar novels Goulart s After Things Fell Apart 1970 is the only science fiction novel to ever win an Edgar Award.In the 1970s Goulart wrote novels starring series characters like Flash Gordon and the Phantom, and in 1980 he published Hail Hibbler, a comic sci fi novel that began the Odd Jobs, Inc series Goulart has also written several comic mystery series, including six books starring Groucho Marx Having written for comic books, Goulart produced several histories of the art form, including the Comic Book Encyclopedia 2004.

911 Reply to “Capricorn One”

  1. Sure, it s just the novelization of a screenplay but there s evidence that Ken Follett handled this assignment If so, he did a great job at summing up the American national character Anyway okay this is a pseudo book in itself Just a tie in to a Hollywood movie But what a movie Peter Hyams film, and it really grows on you over time Think about the quality of the acting in this mere little action flick The movie holds not just one superb monologue but TWO Here s one of them delivered by the great [...]


  2. Loved the motion picture as a child I HATE myself for not reading the book sooner Several scenes were cut out, making the book a joy for any fan of the film.


  3. Di fantascientifico c solo il tema di fondo della missione NASA su Marte, trascurando questo dettaglio, l intera storia diventa il classico thriller di complotti e spionaggio L autore prende eccessivamente in prestito molti elementi della teoria del falso allunaggio probabilmente sviluppatasi proprio negli anni in cui il libro stato pubblicato applicandoli al falso atterraggio su marte organizzato dalla NASA che mostra di avere mezzi per nulla invidiabili a quelli della CIA per ingannare il gove [...]



  4. The movie was bad and the book was passibly better, but not much.This one was a favorite of conspiracy theorists for a very long time Why Because of their mantra What if we never actually went to the moon, but that it was all staged at a studio in Hollywood chuckles I remember going to one of the tin hat rallies in Chicago and listening to the speaker quote almost directly from the book as if it were fact and not a satirical work of contractually obligated fiction.It s a silly book that lost a l [...]


  5. El libro me pareci bueno, no he visto la pel cula as que no puedo jusgarlo como lo que es realmente La novelizaci n de una pel cula.Se lee r pido y no aburre Los chistes que cuenta Willis si te sacan varias sonrisas la verdad y la historia es simplemente genial Lo que no me gust de este libro es el cierre, queda, a mi parecer, excesivamente abierto, no explica nada, no sabes que ocurri con algunos de los personajes y te d la sensaci n de que le faltaran cap tulos al libro, lastima.En conclusi n [...]


  6. Until I read this book, at age twelve or so, I thought pretty much all books were good, but some were just better than others Then, about halfway through this, it dawned on me This book is a piece of crap So as terrible as it may be, at least it awoke in me some critical sensibility, for which I am grateful.


  7. I remember reading this book ages ago, I thought the premise as a novel was great The whole what if the the moon landing was faked scenario Bit troubling is that some believe that might be true.


  8. Ciencia ficci n Nos preguntamos si aqu l primer viaje a la Luna, fu realEl libro no es extenso, pero se lee con la intensidad de una carrera de 100m.No le falta acci n, suspense y un sentido del humor, casi sarc stico.


  9. This book terrified me to no end I always thought it was possible that this story was true I actually saw the movie before I read the book I happened upon the book in a used bookstore and got it and of course, read it as if I was inhaling it It s a simple read but great.


  10. This was pretty good I liked the movie from back in the 70 s and this is pretty much the movie in book form Still enjoyed it.








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