This Old Rock

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THIS OLD ROCK by G. David Nordley looks at a novice family trying to make a life for themselves in the asteroid belt. The pesky government inspector refuses to approve the home Dolph and Sasha have carved in their very own homesteaded asteroid. Is it a conspiracy to take their home from them? Or are there other lessons to be learned if they're to live and thrive in space? More
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Published by Variations on a Theme
Words: 22,130
Language: English
ISBN: 9781940058009
About G David Nordley

G. David Nordley (Gerald D. Nordley) is an astronautical engineer whose second career is writing. His main interest is the future of human exploration and settlement of space, with stories typically focusing on the dramatic aspects of individual lives within the broad sweep of a plausible human future in hard science fiction stories. G. David Nordley was recently Science Author Guest of Honor at MarsCon.

He is a four-time winner of AnLab, the Analog reader's award for best story or article of the year, and a past Hugo and Nebula award nominee for "Into the Miranda Rift".

His Variations on a Theme titles include The Black Hole Project, co-written with C. Sanford Lowe, and To Climb a Flat Mountain. Variations on a Theme will be publishing After the Vikings in mid-2013.

See G. David Nordley's author page at his publisher's website,, for upcoming convention appearances.

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Review by: resonant on Dec. 16, 2013 :
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Review by: resonant on Nov. 24, 2013 :
An interesting view on the health-and-safety aspect of space colonization. Enjoyable, especially for engineers.
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Review by: David H. Keith on June 03, 2013 :
An excellent read. I don't know the accuracy of the science, but the stories (I'm including the bonus chapters in this review) are very well written with believable and very human characters (except for the parrot fish, of course)and human foibles. Anyone who grew up on Azimov and Heinlein and Bradbury really should read this book.

David H. Keith
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