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Quantum (Month Topics)

Alan Dean Foster

“Well, in my imagination, I have of course traveled into space. Seen quite a bit. Big, beautiful, dangerous. In reality…I’d go tomorrow. I’ve always wanted to see what’s over the next hill, or on the next planet …” – Alan Dean Foster

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Star Trek 50: Star Trek Costumes – Five Decades of Fashion from the Final Frontier

“Star Trek Costumes is a loving guide to the wardrobe work in all the films and television incarnations, the ultimate Special Feature for your latest rewatch, and a vivid close up sampler for recreating the iconic clothing of Star Trek.”

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Star Trek 50: The Autobiography of James T Kirk, ed. David A. Goodman

David A. Goodman has spent the last 26 years writing for television. His credits include The Golden Girls, Star Trek: Enterprise, Futurama (where he wrote the Nebula Award-nominated Star Trek homage “Where No Fan Has Gone Before”), and Family Guy where he was head writer for six years. He is the author of Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years.

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Adam Nevill

“The apocalypse and mass extinction may not be an existential future state; is there a greater horror for a writer of horror?” UK Horror star Adam Nevill talks to One Giant Read.

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Armada by Ernest Cline

Armada – one of the most popular videogames in the world. Zack Lightman spends all of his spare time playing it, fighting a fictional alien race that wants to destroy the world.

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Montauk by Sir Andrew Motion

Sir Andrew Motion’s ‘Montauk’ demonstrates the importance of remembering the lasting impact of small events on the bigger picture. Read by Professor Anthony Caleshu

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Principia Launch Timelapse

This timelapse shows Tim Peake’s Principia TMA-19M rocket being rolled out to the launchpad and liftoff.

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Planetary Alignment

In an alignment which hasn’t occurred since 2005, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible to those of us in the Northern hemisphere in the night sky for the next month. This is because all five planets will be on the same side of the sun at the same time.

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WINNING REVIEW: Something Coming Through

After near economic and environmental crisis, the alien Jackeroo have thrown 21st century Earth a lifeline with an interstellar shuttle service to 12 worlds strewn with ruins of lost alien civilisations. The plot, centred on exploration and one alien leftover in particular, is developed through two points of view.

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Professor Deborah Greaves

Professor Deborah Greaves is a Plymouth University professor in ocean engineering and the director of the Coast Laboratory, the university’s unique marine research facility.

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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

66 million years ago, an object the size of a city hurtled from outer space at incredible speed, crashed into Earth and destroyed the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet.

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