On 24th April 2016, Tim Peake will be running the Digital Virgin Money London Marathon… on a treadmill in space.
A terrifying vision of scientific progress without moral limits, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein leads the reader on an unsettling journey from the sublime beauty of the Swiss alps to the desolate waste of the arctic circle.
Gareth L Powell is an award winning science fiction writer. He has written five science fiction novels, perhaps most notably his alternate history Ack-Ack Macaque series, the first of which won the British Science Fiction Association’s award for best novel. Check out One Giant Read’s Interview with Gareth here.
The UK Space Agency is organising two conferences for school pupils in November 2016. The conferences will give young people the opportunity to present their work, linked to Tim Peake’s Principia mission, to leading experts from industry and education.
“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” is the famous quote by renowned scientist Sir Isaac Newton. This is particularly apt as a title for this video summary of ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia mission – named after Newton’s monumental work Philosophiae Naturalis Principia
The team at One Giant Read HQ are sending our warmest congratulations to the team at BBC Stargazing Live who have been nominated for a television BAFTA award in the ‘Live Event’ category.
One discovery we’ve made in our quest to find other life is the existence of what is known as the ‘habitable zone’, also called the ‘Goldilocks zone’. We were particularly interested to find out what a vital role this zone plays in facilitating the possibility for life on any given planet
Here at One Giant Read, we’re always hunting out sci-fi reads for our Giant Readers. Whether they’re hot off the presses, never been read before new releases or vintage reads from our favourite classic sci-fi authors, we’re enjoying making new discoveries we can share with you.
A Day in the Life of Mat Beardsley
At One Giant Read we’re enjoying seeing how our Giant Readers are responding to the creative challenge of sharing their own science fiction
Space scientists are always endeavouring to discover life around the universe in worlds beyond the Earth, but the question remains how do they attempt to determine whether life actually exists on other planets and worlds beyond Earth and just what is necessary to support life?
Part of the Clone Wars Legacy project, Dark Disciple is a novel which is based on scripted but unproduced episodes of The Clone Wars, the animated series written by Katie Lucas which aired on Cartoon Network between 2008 and 2014.
Comic book publishers such as Marvel and DC have been using the science of molecular alteration to transform humans into super heroes who have powers to do good deeds in the world as a popular narrative device since their publications began.
“On a deeper level, the psychology of life is explored and questions are asked about how different Dr Jekyll, the upstanding gentleman really is from Mr Hyde – who at least behaves in a manner which is true to his primitive nature. Just what does it mean to be human after all?”
James Cameron’s epic 2009 science fiction film shows a human race which has depleted the natural resources of their own planet and so decides to utilise the resources of another planet, Pandora
Life, the Universe and Everything: Did Douglas Adams have the answer to the meaning of life?
Charles Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist whose most prolific work was in the field of evolutionary theory. He suggested that all species were linked and had descended …
This video shows astronaut Tim Peake and the Principia crew undertaking winter survival training pre- mission.
The question of whether there is life of planets other than Earth has always been prevalent in science, with scientists investigating and exploring the possibilities for the discovery of life that is sustainable on other planets within our universe.
“Dear Fellow Hermit.” The very first words of this novel told entirely in the exchange of two boys’ letters immediately draw the reader into the reclusive world of the two letter writers we meet and hint at the dark undertones which pulse throughout this interestingly constructed narrative.
Dr Mairi Knight is currently the head of the school of biological sciences at Plymouth University.
In this video, Kerry discusses which piece of science fiction was the motivation behind her decision to become a scientist and talks about the importance of the skills which can be acquired through studying science to all walks of life.
Anthony Caleshu reads his poem ‘Fata Morgana’ from The Victor Poems
Ursula K Le Guin is a celebrated novelist in the science fiction genre.