Saturday, February 16, 2019

Slept In

     It feels good.  Now, if only I hadn't awakened a little before four and laid in bed reading until the alarm went off at six and the cats needed to be fed.  But I went back to bed and caught up, and that's a good thing.

     Allen Steele's V-S Day has been my entertainment at these times in recent days. It's an alternate history of WW II, in which von Braun's team at Peenemünde are taken off the V-2 program and put to building Eugen Sänger and Irene Bredt's Silbervogel manned intercontinental rocket bomber instead.  The U.S. starts a crash program to counter it, headed by Robert Goddard, and the race is on!  Good reading.

1 comment:

Drang said...

Sometimes sleep is what you need... The trick can be convincing certain 4 footed members of the household. (Lookin' at you, Sparrowbane!)

I'm pretty much burned out on "alternate history", AKA "Contra-factual History", but that sounds intriguing, thanks!