Take one giant leap for literary minds with these books that will make you wish you were going to space camp.

 

Artemis by Andy Weir
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martianan irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon. This time, the moon is not the home of a solitary astronaut, but a thriving city where life is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. Mark your calendars. Hitting shelves November 2017!

 

Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he’s gathered through his event-filled life—both in outer space and on earth—in this inspiring guide-to-life for the next generation.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining Red Rising series channels the excitement of The Hunger Games and Ender’s Game—a gripping tale that Entertainment Weekly calls a “spectacular adventure” and “one heart-pounding ride.” Look out for book 4 in the series, Iron Gold in January 2018.
All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though she wasn’t forced to emigrate from Earth, she willingly left the overpopulated, claustrophobic planet. And when a long relationship devolved into silence and suffocating sadness, she found work on a frontier world on the edges of civilization. Then the virus hit . . .

 

The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxy full of fellow travelers.

 

 

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Stationa candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. For the young readers in your life, check out the illustrated story of Kelly’s year in space, My Journey to the Stars.
 

Lightless by C. A. Higgins
Serving aboard the Ananke, an experimental military spacecraft launched by the ruthless organization that rules Earth and its solar system, computer scientist Althea has established an intense emotional bond with the ship’s electronic systems, which speak more deeply to her analytical mind than human feelings do. But when a pair of fugitive terrorists gain access to the Ananke, Althea must draw upon her heart and soul for the strength to defend her beloved ship. 

“Gripping . . . sci-fi flavored with a hint of thriller.” —New York Daily News

The Massacre of Mankind: Sequel to The War of the Worlds by Stephen Baxter
A sequel to the H. G. Wells classic The War of the Worlds, brilliantly realized by award-winning science fiction author and Wells expert Stephen Baxter.
 
This New York Times bestselling illustrated companion to celebrated scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s popular podcast and National Geographic Channel TV show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about the complexities of our universe.
A brilliantly inventive novel about three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them—and their families—changed forever.
“Straddling the fine line between outer space and the world we know, The Wanderers is a breathtakingly honest and incredibly beautiful examination of the heart and soul of humankind.” Newsweek
A thrilling, entertaining memoir from the unlikely astronaut who helped save the Hubble telescope and became one of our best-known living space travelers. Spaceman invites us into a rare, wonderful world where science meets the most thrilling adventure, revealing just what having “the right stuff” really means.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe.

“If your desire to be awestruck by the universe we inhabit needs refreshing, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli . . . is up to the task.” —Elle

 

Armada by Ernest Cline
At once gleefully embracing and brilliantly subverting science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with the pop-culture savvy that has helped make Ready Player One a phenomenon.

 

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