Book Blog – Likely Stories, from Booklist Online » Blog Archive » Books in Space!
Booklist Online

Booklist Online: More than 130,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers - from the trusted experts at the American Library Association

| | | | | | | | | | |
Book Blog - Likely Stories, by Keir Graff - Booklist Online

Likely Stories

A Booklist Blog
Keir Graff and editors from Booklist's adult and youth departments write candidly about books, book reviewing, and the publishing industry

« »

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 3:21 pm
Books in Space!
Posted by: Keir Graff

Well, not paper-and-glue books–those would be too heavy and would take up too much room. But, in two fascinating extraterrestrial tales, the always forward-thinking Baen Books is giving its e-books away free to astronauts–at least, to those astronauts currently residing on the International Space Station–and, thanks to the success of NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander, the Red Planet just got its first library (“Well red: Nasa’s literary mission to Mars,” by Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman). Most of the material in the library (all of it housed on a silica-glass DVD) pertains to, naturally, Mars. Seems like sound readers’ advisory, but what if the Martian residents or visitors want to read about something new for a change?


Leave a Reply



© 2014 Booklist Online. Powered by WordPress.
Quoted material should be attributed to:
Keir Graff, Likely Stories (Booklist Online).




HOME | | AWARDS | GREAT READS | BLOGS | NEWSLETTERS | WEBINARS | MY ALERTS | MY LISTS | MY PROFILE | HELP | SUBSCRIBE
BOOKLIST PUBLICATIONS
American Library Association