Unless you’ve been pretty much buried under a rock for the last number of months, you’ve probably heard about the best-selling book The Martian by Andy Weir and the new Matt Damon-starring film adaptation coming out this coming weekend. It was one of my favorite books to come out last year, and I highly recommend it, especially if you’re not much of a sci-fi person, because Weir writes his tale so entertainingly you will actually *enjoy* the way he explains science.
But this isn’t a review of The Martian. This is a review of another book to read if, like me, you have developed an affinity for space-age era books that center on the people involved, enjoyed the film Apollo 13, like anything retro, or just want to hear more gossipy behind-the-scenes tidbits about the space program. Continue reading