Thursday, July 2, 2015

T-Minus: The Race to the Moon



Title
T-Minus: The Race to the Moon
Author
Jim Ottaviani, Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon
Call Number
PN6727.o86 T25 2009
Location
1st Floor Graphic Novel
Rating
Somewhat Recommended
Book Review
While T-Minus is definitely interesting and pairs up nicely with Abadzis’s Laika, the overall book isn’t much more than an illustrated wiki timeline of the events leading up to the first moon landing. Contrasting American and Russian engineers as they strive for the ultimate goal of a working lunar lander, the book manages to get the sense of urgency right, but much of the narrative is buried under factoids and info-dumps. Were this done effectively, it wouldn’t be a problem, but instead the goal of the book is muddied—is it an informative timeline of events or a dramatic story detailing the cold war space race? Space fans will still find something to like, but it’s not the best graphic novel dealing with this information by a long run.
Submitted By
Shaina Phillips
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries
Status
Staff

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