By Scott Kelly (B Kell, QB Kell, CD B Kell)
The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight: the devastating effects on the body, the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth, and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home.
By Andy Weir (SF Weir, Q SF Weir, CD SF Weir)
Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. But everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.
By Tim Peake (629.45 Peak)
Based on his historic mission to the International Space Station, Ask an Astronaut is Tim Peake's guide to life in space, filled with answers to the best of the thousands of questions he's been asked by people all over the world since his return to Earth."
By Sue Nelson (B Funk)
In this offbeat odyssey, journalist and fellow space buff Sue Nelson travels with Wally Funk, approaching her 80th birthday, as she races to make her giant leap. Covering their travels across the United States and Europe--taking in NASA's mission control in Houston and Spaceport America in New Mexico, where Funk's ride to space awaits--this is a uniquely intimate and entertaining portrait of a true aviation trailblazer.
By Brian K.Vaughan (Fic Vaug)
SAGA is the story of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war. Now, Hazel's fugitive family must risk everything to find a peaceful future in a harsh universe that values destruction over creation.
By Leland Melvin (B Melv, CD B Melv)
In this revelatory and moving memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance, and grace that align to create the opportunities for success.
By Jaroslav Kalfar (SF Kalf)
When Jakub Procha is sent into space to examine a cosmic dust cloud covering Venus, things aboard spaceship JanHus1 quickly turn weird. Jakub encounters an unlikely fellow passenger -- a giant alien spider. He and his strange companion form an unlikely bond over philosophy, love, life, death, and the deliciousness of bacon. Jakub is forced to make violent decisions when secret Russian rivals throw their mission into crisis.
By Adrian Walker (SF Walk, Q SF Walk)
This powerful post-apocalyptic thriller pits reluctant father Edgar Hill in a race against time to get back to his wife and children. When the sky begins to fall and he finds himself alone, his best hope is to run – or risk losing what he loves forever.
By Neil deGrasse Tyson (YA 523.1 Tyso, 523.1 Tyso)
StarTalk is both a podcast and a National Geographic television program, in which host Neil deGrasse Tyson and his celebrity guests tackle provocative subjects in science. This companion volume features interesting photos, smart scientific facts, and witty commentary.
By Roberts Kurson (629.454 Kurs, Q 629.454 Kurs, CD 629.454 Kurs)
With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, this is a vivid, gripping, you-are-there narrative that shows anew the epic danger involved, and the singular bravery it took, for man to leave Earth for the first time--and to arrive at a new world.
By David M. Bernett (Fic Barn)
Thomas Major is very happy to be on his own, far away from other people and their problems. When he is selected to be on a British expedition to Mars-- shortly after David Bowie's death-- he's suddenly a media darling, the unattainable Casanova of BriSpA. And he's about to encounter a family who will change his view of the world... for good.
By Libby Jackson (629.45 Jack)
Galaxy Girls celebrates more than four dozen extraordinary women from around the globe whose contributions have been fundamental to the story of humankind's quest to reach the stars. Galaxy Girls goes boldly where few books have gone before, celebrating this band of heroic sisters and their remarkable and often little known scientific achievements.
By Michael Collins (B Coll)
In Carrying the Fire, Collins conveys in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of traveling to the moon. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 voyage, from someone who has seen the fragile earth from the other side of the moon.
By Terry Virts (778.995 Virt)
Virts's book marries his stunning photographs with glimpses of everyday life in orbit. And amid this amazing show of Earth spectacles, he reflects on how the astronaut's point of view has shaped his life and spirit. Filled with magnificent photographs that will astonish and inspire, this book--and its intrepid author--becomes our guide to a new way of looking at the world.
By M.T. Anderson (CD YA Ande, YA Ande)
When jobs typically done by humans are replaced with alien technology, Adam's parents have no money for food, clean water, or medicine, forcing Adam and his girlfriend Chloe to get creative.