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by John J. Nance

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Author:
John J. Nance
ISBN13:
978-0743476621
ISBN:
074347662X
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Publisher:
Pocket Star (March 27, 2007)
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Thrillers & Suspense
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1142 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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John J. Nance, aviation analyst for ABC News and a familiar face on Good Morning America, is the author of several bestselling novels including Fire Flight, Skyhook, Turbulence, and Orbit.

John J. Two of his novels, Pandora’s Clock and Medusa’s Child, have been made into highly successful television miniseries. A lieutenant colonel in the . Air Force Reserve, Nance is a decorated pilot veteran of Vietnam and Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield. He lives in Washington State. Nance (born July 5, 1946) is an American pilot, attorney, aviation and healthcare safety analyst, and author. He was born in Dallas, Texas. Nance grew up in Dallas, where he graduated from the St. Mark's School of Texas. He earned Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Southern Methodist University and Dedman School of Law. Nance served in the United States Air Force as a pilot during the Vietnam War and in Operation Desert Storm in Iraq.

Simon and Schuster, 13 бер. 2006 р. - 288 стор. John J. Nance, aviation analyst for ABC News and a familiar face on Good Morning America, is the author of seventeen books, including Fire Flight, Skyhook, Turbulence, and Headwind. Two of his novels, Pandora's Clock and Medusa's Child, have been made into highly successful television miniseries. He lives in University Place, Washington. Бібліографічна інформація.

Orbit - John J. Nance. Chapter 1. Five miles south ofmojave,california

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Orbit - John J. Five miles south ofmojave,california, MAY16, 9:23P. For Kip Dawson, the risks associated with being shot into space in a few hours are finally beginning to seem real. Am I really going to do this?he thinks, braking the SUV hard, foot shaking, as he casts his eyes up to take in the stark blackness of his destination, amazingly visible through the windshield.

Also by John J. Nance Saving Cascadia Fire Flight Golden Boy Skyhook Turbulence Headwind Blackout The Last Hostage . Designed by Davina Mock. Nance, John J. Orbit, John J. 1. Space flights-Fiction. Nance Saving Cascadia Fire Flight Golden Boy Skyhook Turbulence Headwind Blackout The Last Hostage Medusa’s Child Pandora’s Clock Phoenix. 2. Space vehicle accidents-United States-Fiction.

It is a novel that is totally engaging, and a tale that is very different offering a nice change of pace. This is an amazing story sure to have you philosophizing about your own life with all its dreams and past regrets. Orbit by John . ance is a top-notch fictional suspense yarn that serves up a lot of thought provoking ingredients, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and exemplary writing!. Jan 01, 2013 So, I Read This Book Today rated it it was amazing.

A great book, probably the best I've read for years

A great book, probably the best I've read for years. Has plenty of excitement, human interest, and at times a sense of impending disaster to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA. Read online. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading. Nance is the author of thirteen novels whose suspenseful storylines and authentic aviation details have led Publishers Weekly to call him the king of the modern-day aviation thriller.

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Two of his novels, Pandora’s Clock and Medusa’s Child, were made into television miniseries. He is well known to television viewers as the aviation analyst for ABC News.

Winning a passenger seat on the American Space Adventure's 2009 launch, Kip Dawson finds himself facing death and doggedly typing his epitaph on the ship's computer after a micrometeorite damages the capsule and kills the pilot, a situation during which he is unaware that his writings are being pushed to the Internet and read by a horrified public. By the author of Saving Cascadia. Reprint.
  • I've always loved reading books by John J. Nance and the way he takes a reader into the story is simply amazing. Even more so with this particular book. I downloaded this book a long, long time ago and tried to start it a couple of times, but to no avail (nothing wrong with the book itself, but more to do with its departure from what I love about other Nance books - real life scenarios). I couldn't be more wrong.. By the time I got through Chapter 1, I could literally not put this down. So many emotions displayed by the main character, and thus me, are so real and offer an opportunity for self-reflection and examination similar to what I went through in Advancing Leadership Federal Way, Class of 2013. Great book and I couldn't recommend it more.

  • As a retired airline pilot I always enjoy John Nance's writing. You know he has researched what he writes and what you read is accurate information. This is especially true with Orbit. And the book is so fitting today with the Hubble space mission in progress. I had forgotten much about the space missions and Orbit is a great read to refresh your knowledge and respect for what the U.S. has done over the years with space missions. And John makes the story exciting and believable to the point I had a hard time putting the book down. And John's underlying story about a guy who is probably going through a mid-life crisis hit too close to home for someone like me who has been away from flying for a number of years. An outstanding story and one of John Nance's' best efforts.

  • This review does contain spoilers so I suggest that you don't read any further if that is a problem.

    I was wondering when someone would write a novel about space tourism and as far as I know, this book is the first. It's generally a pretty good read about an average guy, Kip Dawson, who wins a an orbital trip in an internet lottery. Kip is having marital and other family problems and his wife pleads with him not to go.

    The technical detail is pretty good although I'm not convinced that the method that the space tourism company uses to get into orbit would work. Boosting into orbit is one heck of a lot more difficult than a suborbital hop, such as the trips being planned by Virgin in 2009.

    Kip makes it into space but his pilot is almost immediately killed in a freak accident which also seemingly blocks all communications with the ground. The re-entry rocket seems to be damaged as well. He is now stranded in space with apparently no hope of rescue and about five days of air left. Realising that he is almost certainly going to die, Kip decides to record his life story using an on board lap top computer which he doesn't realise has a one way link to earth.

    Now we come to the unbelievable parts. Kip's downlinked intimate thoughts become a media sensation with over a billion people hanging on his intimate words about his early love life and current family problems. I'm not convinced that this would happen but, given the current fascination with trashy reality shows, maybe it would. Space disasters do also bring some people out of the woodwork too. My own mother, an avowed hater of space for her entire life, followed every word of the Apollo 13 crisis back in 1970.

    While all this is going on, several space faring nations including the US plan rescue missions but the current NASA administrator, who has major unspecified conflicts with the CEO of the space tourism company, actively sabotages the prepartions for the rescue shuttle mission behind the scenes.

    Where I completely part company with Nance though is with what happens next. Without wanting to spoil the ending too much, Kip finds himself back on earth safely but the method of getting there is totally unbelievable in my eyes and could have been handled much better without affecting the story.

    Still, Orbit is overall an entertaining read and worth three stars just for that I think. I look forward to this being the first of a new generation of books about near future private spaceflight.

  • Truly a fantastic book. Could not put it down except to sleep. Kept my attention from start to finish. The main Character and storyline were just great. Very interesting flying. Thanks for the enjoyable escape. Keep up the good work. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

  • My wife had read this book earlier and enjoyed it but she has always liked Nance's books so I was somewhat skeptical as to how a book about a space flight could hold my interest (I like action books). I was pleasantly surprised by this story. It has a lot going for it such as our space efforts and current problems, human interest at several levels, technology issues, politics as well as drama, all cleverly woven together.

  • I have to pay for my books - so when I buy all the authors I follow, I have big expectations that I will be entertained, excited, informed, entranced, all of the above and more.
    Orbit: A Novel satisfies on so many levels - A story about Kip Dawson, who has won a trip on a commercial space craft and what happens to him. Things go awry, and he is the only living person on the damaged craft. Thinking his life will end in a matter of days, he turns to the onboard laptop to sort out his feelings about his life, his career, his family - his words keeping him company, so to speak. Unbeknownst to him, the laptop is beaming down his thoughts in realtime - and the earth seems to stop to see his plight and feel his life experiences, and his initial fear that he will die and orbit for decades above the earth.
    This book captured my heart. I started it late one night and finished the next morning - amazing. Orbit transcends to what have we done in our life, who we have loved, and the relationships not taken, and what could we do if we had a second chance, and wipe the slate clean.
    Nance better crack his knuckles, and think of a doozie for his next piece, because he has set the bar sky high with this one.