Not that Snoopy, but that-Snoopy adjacent

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Released last month is a book that the Amazon listing calls Open Source Space: Snoopy Come Home, although the book cover calls Open Source Space: A Match Made in the Heavens. The former title is not without its legitimacy; this is a science fiction tale built around an attempt to retrieve the lunar module from Apollo X, which Peanuts/NASA nuts will know was named “Snoopy” after the famous cartoon dog, and was sent off into an intended orbit around the sun after its use in the 1969 mission (coming up on its 50th anniversary!)

This work by C. Stuart Hardwick is, I should note, not a novel but a short story; Amazon lists a page count of just 37, and the sample pages show a low per-page density. Apparently this originally ran in the July/August 2018 issue of  Analog, and he has already sold them a second story in the Open Source Space series.

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Scent of a dog

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