Tuesday, June 23, 2015

What to read while waiting for...

The Martian
The Martian
By Weir, Andy
2014-02 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780804139021 Check Our Catalog
Alex Awards (2015), Indies Choice Book Awards (2015), Thriller Awards (2015)

When a freak dust storm brings a manned mission to Mars to an unexpected close, an astronaut who is left behind fights to stay alive. …More

Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions!

The Martian Chronicles
The Martian Chronicles
By Bradbury, Ray
2012-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781451678192 Check Our Catalog
Before the advent of space flight, Ray Bradbury had humankind cultivating planets. In "The Martian Chronicles", humanity discovers an ancient civilization on the verge of ruin. This classic work presents tales of human interaction with one another and with the Martians. …More

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
By Heinlein, Robert A.
1997-06 - Orb Books
9780312863555 Check Our Catalog
The Hugo Award-winning classic that helped launch modern libertarianism, "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" is Heinlein's unforgettable tale of a Lunar revolution in 2076. Led by a one-armed computer technician, a radical blonde bombshell, an aging academic, and a sentient, all-knowing computer, the revolution's proclamation--"TANSTAAFL" (There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch)--remains a slogan of …More

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
By Roach, Mary
2010-08 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393068474 Check Our Catalog

Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As Roach discovers, it's possible to preview …More

Return to Mars
Return to Mars
By Bova, Ben
2000-07 - Eos
9780380797257 Check Our Catalog

In the thrilling sequel to "Mars", Commander Jamie Waterman is on his second mission to the red planet to solve the mystery of an improbable structure on the surface that only an intelligent being could have built. Along the way, Jamie Waterman must contend with deadly sabotage, a destructive rivalry, and a disturbing new emotional attraction.
HPL patron:  …More