Gravity by Tess Gerritsen

Val Penny's Book Reviews


Tess Gerritsen MD was born June 12, 1953.  She is a Chinese-American novelist and retired physician.

In 1975, Gerritsen graduated from Stanford University with a BA in anthropology, intrigued by the ranges of human behaviour.  She went on to study medicine at the  University of California in San Francisco.   She received her medical degree in 1979 and started work as a physician in Hawaii.   It was  while she was on maternity leave, that Tess submitted a short story to a fiction contest in the magazine Honolulu.   She won first prize and she received $500!

As she used to be a doctor,  it comes as no great surprise that the medical aspects of her latest thriller are absolutely convincing: even if most of the action happens in outer space where few doctors have ever practised.

The book tells of Dr. Emma Watson and five other hand-picked astronauts are about…

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