Review – Zero G

If the last time you had flown into space, a disaster of mass proportions happened to you and your team, what would it take to get you up there again? How long would it take before you were mentally and emotionally able to lead another mission? And even if you were ready, would NASA let you pilot again?

These are the questions Ben “Tuck” Tucker must face. Former space shuttle commander for NASA, he is one of the most celebrated pilots in recent history. Unfortunately, his rise to hero status involved a terrifying calamity involving faulty dermal patches. Instead of helping astronauts deal with the effects of microgravity, they dealt a fatal blow.

At a time Tuck least expects, multi-millionaire entrepreneur Ted Roos approaches him with a proposition: pilot the first commercial spacecraft for his new company. Despite his reservations, it’s an offer Tuck can’t refuse.

A mysterious adversary bent on vengeance seeks to destroy Tuck and anyone else who gets in his way. Tuck must find the faith he lost long ago in order to save innocent lives.

Gansky creates quite a complicated plot system, though some aspects are a bit predictable. I do like how the reader doesn’t find out why the bad guy is doing what he’s doing (aside from the fact that he’s off balance) until near the end. It kept me wondering, engaged, and on edge throughout the entire story.

Another interesting aspect is Tuck’s relationship with his family, despite a lack of communication and real understanding. Tuck’s family worries about him when he’s space bound, and wish he would never go up again. Not comprehending this, and being absorbed with his own problems, Tuck keeps them at arm’s length unknowingly. But misfortune has a way of clarifying priorities and strengthening faith. They all learn from their trials and wind up closer than ever.

Suspense fans who enjoy the combination of astronauts/space travel (vaguely reminiscent of Randy Ingermanson and John Olson’s Oxygen and The Fifth Man) and biological scientific research (an element that can also be found in Gansky’s Finder’s Fee), should enjoy Zero G. I recommend it as heartily as I have every other Gansky novel I’ve read, which has been all of them.

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Zero-G
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Review – Zero G
Reviewed by Karri Compton
I recommend Zero G as heartily as I have every other Gansky novel I’ve read, which has been all of them.
If the last time you had flown into space, a disaster of mass proportions happened to you and your team, what would it take to get you up there again? How long would it take before you were mentally and emotionally able to lead another mission? And even if you were ready, would NASA let you pilot again?

These are the questions Ben “Tuck” Tucker must face. Former space shuttle commander for NASA, he is one of the most celebrated pilots in recent history. Unfortunately, his rise to hero status involved a terrifying calamity involving faulty dermal patches. Instead of helping astronauts deal with the effects of microgravity, they dealt a fatal blow.

At a time Tuck least expects, multi-millionaire entrepreneur Ted Roos approaches him with a proposition: pilot the first commercial spacecraft for his new company. Despite his reservations, it’s an offer Tuck can’t refuse.

A mysterious adversary bent on vengeance seeks to destroy Tuck and anyone else who gets in his way. Tuck must find the faith he lost long ago in order to save innocent lives.

Gansky creates quite a complicated plot system, though some aspects are a bit predictable. I do like how the reader doesn’t find out why the bad guy is doing what he’s doing (aside from the fact that he’s off balance) until near the end. It kept me wondering, engaged, and on edge throughout the entire story.

Another interesting aspect is Tuck’s relationship with his family, despite a lack of communication and real understanding. Tuck’s family worries about him when he’s space bound, and wish he would never go up again. Not comprehending this, and being absorbed with his own problems, Tuck keeps them at arm’s length unknowingly. But misfortune has a way of clarifying priorities and strengthening faith. They all learn from their trials and wind up closer than ever.

Suspense fans who enjoy the combination of astronauts/space travel (vaguely reminiscent of Randy Ingermanson and John Olson’s Oxygen and The Fifth Man) and biological scientific research (an element that can also be found in Gansky’s Finder’s Fee), should enjoy Zero G. I recommend it as heartily as I have every other Gansky novel I’ve read, which has been all of them.

Reviewer Info

Karri Compton


Karri Compton, wife and mother of three, devours Christian fiction whenever possible. Her favorite genre is suspense/thriller especially Ted Dekker novels. She reviews books on her blog Fiction Fanatics Only! and Title Trakk. Some of her work can be seen in Peculiar People’s collaborations DELIVERED and STRUGGLE CREEK. She also enjoys being a vocal coach, thespian, and couponer.

Learn more about Karri at: www.kcreviews.blogspot.com




About Alton Gansky

Alton Gansky ALTON GANSKY is a fulltime writer living in the High Desert area of southern California. He is the author of 20 novels and 6 nonfiction works. His work has been a Christy Award finalist and an Angel Award winner. Alton also served as senior pastor for three Baptist churches in California, serving over 20 years in pulpit ministry.

Prior to entering the ministry, he worked as a firefighter, spent a decade in architecture, and been a business man. He has written numerous videos, advertisements, and other business related material. During his ministry he sought the realization of a childhood dream: writing books. He turned his attention to novel length fiction recognizing the power of story to deliver an unforgettable message. It remains Alton’s goal-whether in fiction or nonfiction-to create an environment for stimulated thinking about spiritual matters.

A popular speaker, Alton has taught such diverse groups as pastors, churches, church planters, and budding writers.

For a time, he served as Dean of Students for a small Bible college in Ventura, California. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in biblical studies and was granted an honorary doctorate.

When not writing, Alton relaxes in his workshop torturing exotic hardwoods into furniture.
Alton has been married to his wife Becky for 33 years. They have 3 extraordinarily good-looking children and three exceptional grandchildren.

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