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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.

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!
Author(s): Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi

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.
Author(s): Neil deGrasse Tyson , Jeffrey Simons, et al.

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.
Author(s): Tristan Gooley

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.
Author(s): David L. Golemon

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.
Author(s): Henriette Gunkel, kara lynch

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.
Author(s): Michio Kaku

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.
Author(s): James A. Michener, Steve Berry

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.
Author(s): Allen Everett, Thomas Roman

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(s): Jackie Humphrey

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?
Author(s): Laura Hamilton Waxman

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.
Author(s): Gerard Cheshire , Huw Lloyd , et al.

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.
Author(s): Carmen D Cisneros

Best Space Travel Books: The Ultimate List

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 Library 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.

The New Guys: The Historic Class of Astronauts That Broke Barriers and Changed the Face of Space Travel

Author(s): Meredith Bagby
ID: 3673246, Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2023, Size: 33 Mb, Format: epub

The Venice Ghetto: A Memory Space that Travels

Author(s): Chiara Camarda (editor), Amanda K. Sharick (editor), Katharine G. Trostel (editor)
ID: 3238550, Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press, Year: 2022, Size: 16 Mb, Format: pdf

Buddhist Ecological Protection of Space: A Guide for Sustainable Off-Earth Travel

Author(s): Daniel Capper
ID: 3636491, Publisher: Lexington Books, Year: 2022, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

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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