There were some difficulties to be negotiated here. Galileo had been tutor to young Cosimo when his father Ferdinando was the grand duke, and that was good. But he had also been asked to work up a horoscope for Ferdinando the previous year, and had done so, and found that the stars predicted a long and healthy life for the grand duke, in the usual way. But then, shortly thereafter, Ferdinando had died. That was bad.
(from Galileo’s Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson)
6½*/10. The complete review is here.