RIP Henry SF Cooper

I should keep track of my favorite authors better. Henry SF Cooper, author of Apollo on the Moon, Thirteen: The Flight that Failed and the majestic The Evening Star (which is about how the Magellan probe team debugged OS race conditions from 20 million miles away) died in January.

I can’t say enough good things about The Evening Star. If you’re into computers or into space exploration, it’ll be a great read. If you’re into both, it’s incomparable.

I highly recommend all of his books.

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6 Responses to RIP Henry SF Cooper

  1. Chris Dewar-English says:

    Wow. Thanks for sharing this. I’ve just ordered a second-hand copy via AbeBooks.

  2. Nate says:

    Don’t forget “Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight”. Really good analysis of the human factor in space flight.

  3. Chris Dewar-English says:

    Speaking of going digital. This account of the digital revolution at Lucasfilm is excellent. Very technical and informative.

  4. Josh Renaud says:

    Couldn’t find The Evening Star in either of my local library systems, or my university library. Oh well. Forced to get it from Amazon.

  5. Kent Archie says:

    These sound like my kind of books. Starting with Evening Star and Imaging Saturn from AbeBooks. Sorry for our loss, but I am glad you brought him to my attention.

  6. Paul says:

    Same as just order a copy from Amazon myself, there are a few on ebay too if anyone else has been looking.

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