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READING SPACE:  285 NSS Book Reviews

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Title: 2001: The Heritage and Legacy of The Space Odyssey
Author: Frederick I. Ordway III and Robert Godwin
Pub. Date: Jan 2010

Title: Dark Eden
Author: Chris Beckett
Pub. Date: Jan 2012


Title: Mission: Mars
Author: Pascal Lee
Pub. Date: Oct 2013

Ordway was the science consultant for the movie 2001 and the book provides great insight into its creation.


The descendants of two astronauts are trapped in an oasis on a freezing rogue planet.


Wonderfully-illustrated children’s book packed with clear explanations from one of NASA’s top planetary scientists.


Books are selected for recommendation based on their connection to the NSS vision of people living and working in space. Reviews are provided by members of the NSS Space Books Committee and other individuals. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Space Society. Contact Space Books Committee Chairman Marianne Dyson with comments or requests for book reviews.

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