“THIS BOOK SHOULD GIVE MICHENER FANS
EXACTLY WHAT THEY EXPECT.”
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
“A NOVEL OF VERY HIGH ADVENTURE ...
A sympathetic, historically sound treatment
of an important human endeavor that some day could be
the stuff of myth, told here with gripping effect ... vivid scenes.
Mr. Michener leaves us with the hope
that the dream of exploring space will not die.” NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
“Michener has laid bare, with a newspaper reporter’s
pitiless instinct for the truth, the central issue of
modern American society. Better than most writers,
he gives his readers an understanding of the men and women
involved in the mighty saga of space.
By using the space program as a cutting edge,
Michener has shown a cross section of America today-
all the bright promise of our glittering technology,
all the choices we face today in our
continual striving to build a better tomorrow”
“A MASTER STORYTELLER ...
Mr. Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon.
SPACE is one of his best books.
Here, as many times before, he teaches us
and compels us to think largely about large things.”
WALL STREET JOURNAL
“Michener blends his fictional
space story with real people and events.
And the result is a fascinating look at space exploration.
There’s a lot of information here about space
and the U.S. space program as well as a
colorful cast of characters.”
“AN EXPANSIVE PAGEANT OF THE
AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAM ...
Space skillfully blends fiction and non-fiction.
It evinces a love of the land and a reverence for nature.
It exudes a kind of upbeat humanism.
The book deserves the wide audience it will
almost certainly have. It tells a good story.
And better, it does not shy away from the
technical and the scientific.
SPACE exalts the rigorous Michener’s
application of mind as the natural accessory of dream.”
“MICHENER HAS BECOME
AN INSTITUTION IN AMERICA,
ranking somewhere between Disneyland
and the Library of Congress. You learn a lot from him.”
CHICAGO TRIBUNE BOOK WORLD
“THE WORLD’S BEST
RESEARCHER OF NOVELS.
Space certainly has a remarkable theme.
The struggle between “immaculate science” and the
vulgarities of politics is very well portrayed.
And Mr. Michener is eloquent in depicting the actual
flights into space, as well as the blazing, apocalyptic
reentry of the shuttle into earth’s atmosphere:”
NEW YORK TIMES
“THE COSMIC APPROACH TO FICTION ...
SPACE is everything that Michener fans
have come to expect. Without question, the space program’s
dramatic dimensions provide the stuff of great fiction.”
“A DIFFICULT BOOK TO PUT DOWN ...
And this subject is one which is hardly stale for,
as we all know; we are still on the threshold;
the real poetry of space travel has yet to begin!”
BALTIMORE EVENING SUN
“SWEEPING AND MIND-ENHANCING ...
Michener grapples with the ultimate mystery-
that of the universe, what lies beyond our galaxy
and the billion galaxies beyond that.
This is not only Michener’s most ambitious novel:
it is also his most challenging and his most compelling.
JOHN BAR.KHAM REVIEWS Fawcett Crest Books By James A. Michener: ? ? ? THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI CARAVANS CENTENNIAL CHESAPEAKE THE COVENANT THE DRIFTERS THE FIRES OF SPRING HAWAII