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New Worlds (Month Topics)

Star Wars The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster

If you’re looking to return to the world of Star Wars The Force Awakens then this novelisation is the perfect choice for you.

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Lords of the Sith by Paul S Kemp

‘A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…’ there was more to the story than we Earthlings realised. As the saying goes, there are two sides to every story and Paul S Kemp’s offering to the world of Star Wars certainly gives readers the opportunity to explore what that means in a world dominated by the struggle between light and dark, hope and darkness.

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An out of this world dinner date!

Long before astronaut Tim Peake launched from Kazakhstan on his Principia mission, he challenged chef Heston Blumenthal to create a menu of dishes which he could eat on board the International Space Station.

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Willard Price

Willard Price was a Canadian Born American author. His most notable work is the ‘Adventure’ series written for children.

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Aurora fleeing the rising Sun

The aurora are seen shortly before sunrise in this timelapse taken from on board the International Space Station.

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Journey to a New World: Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

First published in English in 1871, Journey to the Centre of the Earth is the classic science fiction tale of a professor who believes there are volcanic tubes going towards the centre of the Earth.

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The Glorious Angels

“The book feels like it’s both a classic new-wave science fiction and a modern high-energy colourful adventure story from another world.”

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Professor Iain Stewart presented with the Senior Public Engagement Prize by the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Iain Stewart, a geologist at Plymouth University and our science expert this month, has been presented with the Senior Public Engagement Prize by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American writer best known for his jungle hero Tarzan and within the genre of science fiction his most notable work is the John Carter series.

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New Worlds in Science Fiction: Dystopian fiction as the creator of new worlds.

“This novel and indeed the entire trilogy which is at its heart, the story of the protagonist Katniss’ struggle to survive in a new world – both the world of Panem and the technologically enhanced world of the games arena – which has been created by the actions of her fellow humans, is an example of dystopian science fiction at its best.”

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Proxima

The very far future: The Galaxy is a drifting wreck of black holes, neutron stars, chill white dwarfs. The age of star formation is long past. Yet there is life here, feeding off the energies of the stellar remnants, and there is mind, a tremendous Galaxy-spanning intelligence each of whose thoughts lasts a hundred thousand years. And this mind cradles memories of a long-gone age when a more compact universe was full of light…

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