Sunday, December 20, 2009

Attitude Adjustment

Short Story by Eric James Stone

A group of space tourists try to save their sabotaged ship. Fortunately they have a petulant kid with a working computer, a pilot with a good understanding of physics, and an old man with a good memory of classic Solving-Our-Problems-With-Physics SF stories.

This story is quite well written and makes the excellent decision not to focus on why the ship was sabotaged, just on solving the problem. My classic SF knowledge is far from exhaustive, but I've never seen the solution to this story used before. Makes me want to get back to my mission to read the Feynman Lectures on Physics all the way through. Also pun titles are always good. 3.5 out of 5.

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