Book Reviews and Recommended Reading
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The Future of Humanity, by Michio Kaku. Reviewed by Peter Spasov. A popular theoretical physicist envisions a grand golden age of space development and our ultimate destiny among the stars and even beyond. An entertaining and speculative read to promote the why and how of our journey to the future.read more
Willey Ley: Prophet of the Space Age by Jared S. Buss, reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray. This is the first biography of Willy Ley, the popular science writer who did more than anyone else to explain the science and technology of the dawning Space Age to the American public, and who died of a heart attack less than a month before Neil Armstrong put the first bootprint on the Moon.read more
Mission to Methone, by Les Johnson. A prospecting mission finds an asteroid that turns out to be an ancient alien spacecraft. Reviewed by Bart Leahy.read more
Arkwright, by Allen Steele (2016). The Arkwright foundation sends a robotic ship with frozen human gametes to an exoplanet twenty-two light years from Earth. Reviewed by Peter Spasov.read more
The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield with Kate Fillion (2016). Inspired by the childhood of a real-life astronaut, this book encourages readers to dream the impossible. Reviewed by Peter Spasov.read more
Category: Children’s Book Reviewed by: Marianne Dyson Title: Nefertiti the Spidernaut: The Jumping Spider Who Learned to Hunt in Space Author: Darcy Pattison Illustrator: Valeria Tisnes Ages: 6 to 8 NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Paperback/Kindle Pages: 32...read more