Out of this World! A Universe of Stories
Count to a TrillionView Catalog Entry
Tired of living out life in dystopian Texas after the collapse of the world economy, a young hired gun decides to try his hand at space travel, only to be catapulted far into the future, a time when humanity and AI have both evolved to frightening new levels. By the author of the Orphans of Chaos trilogy.
Old Man's WarView Catalog Entry
John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife’s grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce—and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight. To defend Earth, and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding. Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity’s resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force.
A Space Traveler's Guide to the Solar SystemView Catalog Entry
Star Trek the Official Guide to Our UniverseView Catalog Entry
"While starship captains have been exploring the final frontiers of the Star Trek universe, this book takes you for the first time to the edge of our real galaxy and beyond. Stunningly illustrated with hundreds of full-color, futuristic star charts, illustrations and astronomical photos, explore the real-life deep space destinations as seen on television and film screens. a Over its 50-year history, Star Trek has treated generations of viewers to a dazzling assortment of unforgettable images of the cosmos.
Making ContactView Catalog Entry
A brilliant examination of the science behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and its pioneer, Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the main character in Carl Sagan's Contact.
The MartianView Catalog Entry
Stranded on Mars by a dust storm that compromised his space suit and forced his crew to leave him behind, astronaut Watney struggles to survive in spite of minimal supplies and harsh environmental challenges that test his ingenuity in unique ways. A first novel.
Ender's GameView Catalog Entry
A veteran of years of simulated war games, Ender believes he is engaged in one more computer war game when in truth he is commanding the last fleet of Earth against an alien race seeking the complete destruction of Earth.
Mars Rover CuriosityView Catalog Entry
A NASA and Caltech engineer provides his first-hand account of working on the Mars Rover Curiosity mission describing all the highs and lows and amazing feats of science and technology that went in to the craft's successful touchdown in 2012.
CosmigraphicsView Catalog Entry
Collects illustrations and maps that visualize the vast expanse of the universe, chronicling three thousand years of human observation of the universe.
100 Things to See in the Night SkyView Catalog Entry
"Discover what you can find with a small telescope or your naked eye!"--Cover.