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These books are so rich and engrossing that it is rewarding to read them even when one is stuck at home.-TLS

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Space: The Passenger by Various

These books are so rich and engrossing that it is rewarding to read them even when one is stuck at home.-TLS

Fresh and diverting, informative and topical.
-Australian Financial Review, Best Books of the Year

Night, Sleep, Death and the Stars by Lauren Groff The Universe Underground by Paolo Giordano We All Hated Each Other So Much by Frank Westermann Plus: discovering new planets and destroying satellites; returning to the Moon (this time to stay); the Mars delusion; the hunt for extra-terrestrial life, and much more...

In the 1960s, the rivalry between the superpowers brought us into space, adding a whole new dimension to human life. The last frontier was open: between 1969 and 1972 twelve men (but no women) walked on the moon. No one has since. The space race revealed itself for what it really was: a political and military competition.

Space agencies, however, have not been idle and the exploration of the solar system has continued with probes and robots. Without politics, science has thrived. But the lack of government funding has opened space exploration to the forces of capitalism: the race has started again, with different rules and different players.

For those of us who remain on Earth, space offers a spiritual dimension, and the search for answers to age-old questions. Colonizing Mars might not be the solution to humanity's problems, but the promise of space-whether expressed in a tweet by Elon Musk or a photo taken by a NASA rover on Mars-keeps proving irresistible.

Space Reviews

These books are so rich and engrossing that it is rewarding to read them even when one is stuck at home. * The TLS *
Few travel guides are confident enough to tell the stories of a destination's complex realities as well as those of their beauty. [The Passenger] has a strong focus on storytelling, with pages given over to a mix of essays, playlists and sideways glances at subcultures and thorny urban issues. * The Stack *
Half-magazine, half-book . . . think of [The Passenger] as an erudite and literary travel equivalent to National Geographic, with stunning photography and illustration and fascinating writing about place. * (Best series of the year - 2021) *
The Passenger readers will find none of the typical travel guide sections on where to eat or what sights to see. Consider the books, rather, more like a literary vacation--the kind you can take without braving a long flight in the time of Covid-19. * Publisher's Weekly *
Fresh and diverting, informative and topical without being slight or ephemeral [...] This supremely well-edited combination of current affairs, journalism, commentary, and fun facts is perfect for our pause-button moment. * Australian Financial Review (Best Books of the Year) *
Tremendously eclectic and classily produced . . . each volume gets under the skin of a country or a city in a multifaceted way that feels essential in these times of narrowing national horizons. * The Bookseller *

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Space: The Passenger by Various
Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
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