Book Reviews and Recommended Reading
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Opinions expressed are those of the reviewers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Space Society. To get a book reviewed by NSS: send query with book description to [email protected] Do NOT send attached files with your query. Do NOT mail books to the NSS address. We usually respond to queries within 10 days. Note: review copies must be provided free. They can be electronic, but books must also be available in print. We are ONLY interested in books about human exploration and settlement of space.
The Space Shuttle Program: Technologies and Accomplishments, by Davide Sivolella. Excellent review of the shuttle in terms of employing its special characteristics in operational use. Reviewed by Ted Spitzmiller.read more
Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances by Leland Melvin (2017). Melvin calls himself “the unexpected astronaut” and this book chronicles his journey. Reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray.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
Walking on the Sea of Clouds, by Gray Rinehart (2017). A hard science fiction novel, gritty and realistic, about the first commercial colony on the Moon. Reviewed by Mark Lardas.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