American Go E-Journal

Go Spotting: “Saturn Run” novel

Friday October 14, 2016

“Just finished the novel Saturn Run by John Sandford and Ctein,” writes Michael Goerss.  “In this novel set in the 2060’s, 2016.10.12_saturn-runtwo members of a spaceship crew use a 3D printer to make a go board and stones.  They reference the game briefly on pages 202, 216 and 218 in my hardcover copy, and the beginner manages to get his handicap down to seven stones.  He also reads ‘a famous Go instruction book by Nicholai Hel,’ who was of course the main character of Shibumi by Trevanian.  Sort of go spotting squared, with one literary go player referencing another. “

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