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Best Space Travel Books: The Ultimate List

Our list of some of the best Space Travel books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Old Boy, Vol. 8 (2007)

Best Space Travel Books: The Ultimate ListImprisoned without explanation for a decade by a wealthy former schoolmate, Goto now comes to the endgame against his tormentor. If Goto cannot uncover the secret behind the schoolyard grudge, he’ll earn his death and the death of the girl he loves – just as his adversary will accept death if Goto can unlock his memories and the meaning behind them. But there’s more to the game locked away in memories, and even the end of the game may not mean the end to the war! #1,385,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #5181 in Media Tie-In Manga (Books) #1287 in Mystery Manga (Books) #2778 in Dark Horse Comics &…
Author(s): Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi

2. StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond (2019)

Best Space Travel Books: The Ultimate ListThis illustrated companion to the popular podcast and National Geographic Channel show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about our universe, space, astronomy and the complexities of the cosmos. For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted science with a combination of brainpower and charm that resonates with fans everywhere. This pioneering, provocative book brings together the best of StarTalk, his beloved podcast and television show devoted to solving the most confounding mysteries of Earth, space, and what it means to be human. Filled with…
Author(s): Neil deGrasse Tyson , Jeffrey Simons, et al.

3. The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills (Natural Navigation) (2015)

Best Space Travel Books: The Ultimate ListWhen writer and navigator Tristan Gooley journeys outside, he sees a natural world filled with clues. The roots of a tree indicate the sun’s direction; the Big Dipper tells the time; a passing butterfly hints at the weather; a sand dune reveals prevailing wind; the scent of cinnamon suggests altitude; a budding flower points south. To help you understand nature as he does, Gooley shares more than 850 tips for forecasting, tracking, and more, gathered from decades spent walking the landscape around his home and around the world. Whether you’re walking in the country or city, along a coastline, or by night, this is the ultimate…
Author(s): Tristan Gooley

4. Legacy: An Event Group Thriller (Event Group Thrillers) (2012)

Best Space Travel Books: The Ultimate ListThe United States is ready to make a triumphant return to the moon, striking out boldly into the solar system in an attempt to regain the confidence of the heady days of the Apollo program. But a shocking discovery at Shackleton Crater brings the first Prometheus mission to an abrupt halt.Remote robots have uncovered human skeletal remains―and forensic analysis at NASA reveals the corpse to be over 700 million years old. As the news of this discovery is leaked across the universe―and a battle rages over the truth of our heritage―the Event Group is…
Author(s): David L. Golemon

5. We Travel the Space Ways: Black Imagination, Fragments, and Diffractions (Post_colonial Media Studies) (2019)

Best Space Travel Books: The Ultimate ListA new take on Afrofuturism, this book gathers together a range of contemporary voices who, carrying legacies of five hundred years of contact among Africa, Europe, and the Americas, reach toward the stars and unknown planets, galaxies, and ways of being. Writing from queer and feminist perspectives and circumnavigating continents, they recalibrate definitions of Afrofuturism. The editors and contributors of this exciting volume thus reflect on the reemergence of black visions of political and cultural futures, proposing practices, identities, and…
Author(s): Henriette Gunkel, kara lynch

6. The Future of Humanity: Our Destiny in the Universe (2019)

Best Space Travel Books: The Ultimate ListWe are entering a new Golden Age of space exploration. With irrepressible enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the cutting-edge research in space travel, World-renowned physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku presents a compelling vision of how humanity may develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals the developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology that may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars and beyond. He then journeys out of our solar system and discusses how new technologies such as nanoships, laser sails, and fusion rockets may…
Author(s): Michio Kaku

7. Space: A Novel (2015)

Best Space Travel Books: The Ultimate ListAlready a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier. This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of countless men and women—people like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the American exploration effort; Norman Grant, the war hero and U.S. senator who takes his personal battle not only to a nation, but to the heavens; Dieter Kolff, a German rocket scientist who once worked for the…
Author(s): James A. Michener, Steve Berry

8. Time Travel and Warp Drives: A Scientific Guide to Shortcuts through Time and Space (2013)

Best Space Travel Books: The Ultimate ListTo see video demonstrations of key concepts from the book, please visit this website:press.uchicago.edu/sites/timewarp/index.html . Sci-fi makes it look so easy. Receive a distress call from Alpha Centauri? No problem: punch the warp drive and you're there in minutes. Facing a catastrophe that can't be averted? Just pop back in the timestream and stop it before it starts. But for those of us not lucky enough to live in a science-fictional universe, are these ideas merely flights of fancy–or could it really be possible to travel through time or take shortcuts between stars?Cutting-edge…
Author(s): Allen Everett, Thomas Roman

9. SPACE-A FLIGHTS: Pocket Guide to Military Space-A Air Bases (2017)

Best Space Travel Books: The Ultimate ListNeed a way to get base info when the WiFi is down or unavailable? Can’t get data on your phone when traveling internationally? Trying to find a route to/from anywhere? SPACE-A FLIGHTS is your pocket information system when electronics don’t cut it or you just don’t feel like spending days in research. This handy guide includes phone number and flight destinations for over 170 installations. Author of LOST IN SPACE-A: FROM MISSOURI TO JAPAN AND BACK, Jackie Humphrey shares the information that she has compiled during years of research. It’s…
Author(s): Jackie Humphrey

10. Exploring Space Travel (Searchlight Books ™ ― What’s Amazing about Space?) (2011)

Best Space Travel Books: The Ultimate ListHow long does it take to get into outer space? About nine minutes! Powerful vehicles carry people beyond Earth’s atmosphere in a short time. But astronauts train for years before they go on missions. In this book, you’ll learn about what it’s like to be an astronaut in space! As part of the Searchlight Books™ collection, this series explores outer space and sheds light on the question What’s Amazing about Space? Fantastic photos, kid-friendly explanations of science concepts, and useful diagrams will help you discover the answers! #656,946 in Books (See Top 100 in…
Author(s): Laura Hamilton Waxman

11. Peruvian Wildlife: A Visitor’s Guide to the Central Andes (Bradt Guides) (2008)

Best Space Travel Books: The Ultimate ListAn essential guide to the wildlife of the High Andes in Peru, this beautifully- illustrated, full-color guide will appeal to the ardent wildlife enthusiast and curious tourist alike. With additional sections on geography and geology and a chapter covering the best trekking areas and visitor sites (Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the Inca Trail, along with the Avenue of the Volcanoes in Ecuador, and Lake Titicaca in Bolivia), this book is the perfect companion for anyone wishing to come away from their trip with a thorough…
Author(s): Gerard Cheshire , Huw Lloyd , et al.

12. Vision From Outer Space: with dreams and travels to boot! (2019)

Best Space Travel Books: The Ultimate ListEver wonder where a wild imagination comes from? Think it’s all yours? I did too. Wasn’t until second near experience that I realized I was chosen at a young age to shed light on darkness. From reading scrolls and blueprints as a child, to many more on what’s current now and what’s to come. This book is a tiny snippet of what I hear and see nightly. All 250+/- drawings were done on my cell phone. May all who read be blessed to know that bright side of Universe is indeed a happening place. With our planet in a bit of turmoil, Higher Ups see another book on the horizon. Enjoy this one, because Heaven on Earth…
Author(s): Carmen D Cisneros

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We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some space travel books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond

Author(s): Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeffrey Simons, Charles Liu
Publisher: National Geographic, Year: 2019, Size: 427 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2338788

Bless This House: Creating Sacred Space Where You Live, Work & Travel

Author(s): Donna Henes
Publisher: Ixia Press, Year: 2018, Size: 785 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2221594

Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious)

Author(s): Michael Wall
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2287660

Australia's Little Space Travellers: The Flight Shaped Tektites of Australia

Author(s): Don McColl
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1594625

Science Year by Year. A Visual History, From Stone Tools to Space Travel

Author(s): DK
Publisher: DK Children, Year: 2017, Size: 66 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1690778

Vacation Guide to the Solar System: Science for the Savvy Space Traveler!

Author(s): Olivia Koski, Jana Grcevich
Publisher: Penguin Books, Year: 2017, Size: 29 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2336316

A space traveller's guide to the solar system

Author(s): Thompson, Mark
Publisher: Transworld;Corgi Books, Year: 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2075928

TIME a Year in Space: Inside Scott Kelly’s Historic Mission—Is Travel to Mars Next?

Author(s): Jeffrey Kluger, The Editors of TIME
Publisher: Time Books, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2338605

Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel

Author(s): Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, Year: 2015, Size: 16 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1291056

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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