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Gareth L Powell

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.

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Support Team Astronaut!

On 24th April 2016, Tim Peake will be running the Digital Virgin Money London Marathon… on a treadmill in space.

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UK Space Agency to hold Principia Schools Conferences

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.

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On the shoulders of giants

“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

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BBC Stargazing Live Nominated for a Television BAFTA

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.

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New science writing coming soon!

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

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Discover some new classic sci-fi!

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.

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The search for life around the universe…

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?

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Dark Disciple

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.

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Science Fiction and the Super heroes…

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.

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

“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?”

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