First Cosmic Velocity

by Zach Powers

First Cosmic Velocity

  • ISBN-13: 9780525539278
  • Author(s): Zach Powers
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Publication Date: 08-08-2019
  • Format: h/b

Availability: In stock

£21.99
It's 1964 in the USSR, and the Soviet space program is a sham. While it has successfully launched five capsules into space, one has never come back to earth. To disguise this, they've used twins. But in a nation built on secrets and propaganda, the biggest lie of all is about to unravel. Because there are no more twins left. Combining history and fiction, First Cosmic Velocity is the story of Leonid, the last of the twins. It's a sweeping novel about the heights of human achievement - and the depths of its folly.
About the book

It's 1964 in the USSR, and the Soviet space program is a sham. While it has successfully launched five capsules into space, one has never come back to earth. To disguise this, they've used twins. But in a nation built on secrets and propaganda, the biggest lie of all is about to unravel. Because there are no more twins left. Combining history and fiction, First Cosmic Velocity is the story of Leonid, the last of the twins. It's a sweeping novel about the heights of human achievement - and the depths of its folly.

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