Spaceman Blues

Author: Brian Francis Slattery

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429980647

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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When Manuel Rodrigo de Guzmán González disappears, Wendell Apogee decides to find out where he has gone and why. But in order to figure out what happened to Manuel, Wendell must contend with parties, cockfights, and chases; an underground city whose people live in houses suspended from cavern ceilings; urban weirdos and alien assassins; immigrants, the black market, flight, riots, and religious cults. Painted in browns and grays and sparked by sudden fires, Spaceman Blues is a literary retro-pulp science-fiction-mystery-superhero novel, the debut of a true voice of the future, and a cult classic in the making. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author: Tom Abrahams

Publisher: Piton Press LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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"This is a revolutionary post-apocalyptic book." --Steven Konkoly, Best selling author of The Jakarta Pandemic and Fractured State Clayton Shepard is 249 miles above Earth when the lights go out. He has no communication, limited power, and an unbreakable will to survive. His one goal: find his way BACK to his family. Shepard is an astronaut on his first mission to the International Space Station. When a violent blast of solar magnetic radiation leaves him stranded in orbit, he’s forced to use his wit and guile to find a way home. He has no idea what he’ll find when he gets there. SPACEMAN is a post-apocalyptic/dystopian tale that tells the survival story of a man and the family he left behind. It’s written with the help of former astronauts, NASA team members, and well-respected astrophysicists that give SPACEMAN a unique sense of detail and desperation.


Author: Olivia Wilson


ISBN: 0244751641


Page: N.A

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Author: Mike Massimino

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 1101903554

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 585

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that’s about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, wondering if the emergency repair you’re about to make will inadvertently ruin humankind’s chance to unlock the universe’s secrets? Mike Massimino has been there, and in Spaceman he puts you inside the suit, with all the zip and buoyancy of life in microgravity. Massimino’s childhood space dreams were born the day Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Growing up in a working-class Long Island family, he catapulted himself to Columbia and then MIT, only to flunk his first doctoral exam and be rejected three times by NASA before making it through the final round of astronaut selection. Taking us through the surreal wonder and beauty of his first spacewalk, the tragedy of losing friends in the Columbia shuttle accident, and the development of his enduring love for the Hubble Telescope—which he and his fellow astronauts were tasked with saving on his final mission—Massimino has written an ode to never giving up and the power of teamwork to make anything possible. Spaceman invites us into a rare, wonderful world where science meets the most thrilling adventure, revealing just what having “the right stuff” really means.


Author: David Mckee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444922882

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Mr Benn is an ordinary man who visits a fancy-dress shop where he tries on an outfit and enters a world of magical adventures! Mr Benn puts on a spacesuit and jets off to different amazing planets - one with jewels, one with no colour and one brightly coloured planet where everyone has to wear a hat! A much-loved classic children's character reissued for children of today to enjoy! 'The very name is enough to induce a warm glow of childish bliss...' Telegraph

Adventures of Spaceman

Author: Jake Teeters

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 149180713X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 29

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Spaceman is a 12 year old boy who's imagination gets him in all kinds of exciting adventures, come and fly with him in his latest adventure as he spins around in the sky in a helicopter saving and rescuing all those that are in danger but no matter what kind of an adventure he finds himself in, Spaceman always makes it home at bed time!!

Spaceman Africa the Musical

Author: Spaceman Africa

Publisher: Australian eBook Publisher

ISBN: 1925764249


Page: N.A

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At the age of 22, Spaceman Africa left his home town of Canberra, Australia, to travel the world – first stop, London. Over the following 20 years, Spaceman has had numerous funny experiences and some unfavourable mishaps that only now with the passing of time can he look back and laugh. Here, Spaceman shares twelve comical short stories from his time abroad and at home. From being propositioned whilst hitch-hiking in Germany, to writing postcards to random strangers from the Dublin phonebook and inventing a new sport in Peru, Spaceman Africa the Musical contains engaging and amusing tales and answers the question we're all dying to know – how did he get his name? For each story, Spaceman has composed and recorded a song, the result of which is the album Africa as in the Continent. In a musical style similar to Lou Reed and Bob Dylan, and with the lyrical cleverness of Flight of the Conchords and Tenacious D, Spaceman Africa the Musical will have you laughing and singing along to the catchy tunes long after you've read the book and listened to the songs. The album Africa as in the Continent now available for purchase at

Mr. Spaceman

Author: Robert Olen Butler

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555846211

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9334

“A surprisingly sweet and droll first-person account of the vexed attempts of an alien to understand the bafflingly unpredictable human race” (Kirkus Reviews). The Pulitzer Prize–winning author “raises fin de siècle literature to new heights and turns inevitability on its head” in a novel of an alien named Desi (Publishers Weekly). For decades, Desi has kept a quiet vigil above the Earth while studying the confusing, fascinating, and frustrating primary species of our planet, occasionally venturing to the planet’s surface to hear their thoughts and experience their memories using his empathic powers. Now, on December 31, 2000, he prepares for the final phase of his mysterious mission, which begins when he beams a tour bus bound for a Louisiana casino aboard his ship. The twelve passengers will be the last humans whose lives he will experience before he positions his spaceship in full and irrefutable view of the people of Earth, and descends to the planet’s surface to proclaim his presence to all of humanity at the turn of the millennium. Poignant, funny, and charming, Mr. Spaceman is filled with unexpected twists and turns, a tribute to the powers of love and understanding and the essence of what it means to be human. “Funny and humane, entertaining and touching.” —The New York Times

The Ordinary Spaceman

Author: Clayton C. Anderson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803277334


Page: 376

View: 7583

What’s it like to travel at more than 850 MPH, riding in a supersonic T-38 twin turbojet engine airplane? What happens when the space station toilet breaks? How do astronauts “take out the trash” on a spacewalk, tightly encapsulated in a space suit with just a few layers of fabric and Kevlar between them and the unforgiving vacuum of outer space? The Ordinary Spaceman puts you in the flight suit of U.S. astronaut Clayton C. Anderson and takes you on the journey of this small-town boy from Nebraska who spent 167 days living and working on the International Space Station, including more than forty hours of space walks. Having applied to NASA fifteen times over fifteen years to become an astronaut before his ultimate selection, Anderson offers a unique perspective on his life as a veteran space flier, one characterized by humility and perseverance. From the application process to launch aboard the space shuttle Atlantis, from serving as a family escort for the ill-fated Columbia crew in 2003 to his own daily struggles—family separation, competitive battles to win coveted flight assignments, the stress of a highly visible job, and the ever-present risk of having to make the ultimate sacrifice—Anderson shares the full range of his experiences. With a mix of levity and gravitas, Anderson gives an authentic view of the highs and the lows, the triumphs and the tragedies of life as a NASA astronaut.

The Solway Firth Spaceman

Author: Justin Tully


ISBN: 1678043362


Page: N.A

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