2016 Gift Guide: Books about Space

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2016 Gift Guide: Books about Space

The holiday season means great food, family, and year-end deadlines. It also means presents and getting stuff you don’t want then trying to figure out how to exchange it for something you like more. We’ve got a gift guide that just may be able to simplify all that: books for the space geeks in your life (or to put on your own list to avoid getting yet another pair of socks for Christmas).

1. Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour; 2. The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek; 3a. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race; 3b. The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of Harvard Observatory Took Measure of the Stars; 4. Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe; 5a. Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet; 5b. andStarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond; 6. Black Hole Blues: And Other Songs from Outer Space; 7. Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future.

Image: StarTalk Radio, CC-BY

Swapna Krishna is a freelance writer, editor, and giant space/sci-fi geek.