Out of This World Reads

Jul 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Articles, Lodestone Books, Our Street Books

To celebrate Space Exlporation Day and Moon Day, we have compiled a list of our favourite Space related fiction titles for both children and adults alike:

The Art and Science of Intergalactic WarmongeryThe Art and Science of Intergalactic Warmongery, by Field Marshal S.Myrston

A practical guide to turning your megalomaniacal urges into an intergalactic reality.

As a young cadet, Private Myrston led troops against the Victoriana rebellion where he earned a reputation as a fearless soldier and cunning tactician. His meteoric rise to Emperor of the Molagrian Empire was paved with sound battle strategies, a winning smile and clever assassinations of several superior officers.

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Creations

Creations, by William Mitchell

Earth 2040 is on the brink of disaster. Can Max Lowrie stop the self-replicating machines before it’s too late?

International controls affect everything from who can travel by air to who can start a family. Meanwhile the rift between science and religion is growing as some turn to technology for answers, while others blame it for the catastrophe. And for biological engineer Max Lowrie, whose efforts to see evolution taught in schools have led to him receiving death threats, the fact his wife’s staunchly religious family also see him as the enemy only adds to the strain.

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Eladria

Eladria, by Rory B Mackay

A fugitive princess, a dying world, and a journey beyond the limits of the human experience…

A dire prophecy is fulfilled when Tahnadra’s royal moon is attacked and overthrown by religious extremists. Now a fugitive, Princess Eladria finds herself embroiled in a sinister experiment that threatens to destroy her world and countless others. With the barriers between dimensions rapidly collapsing and her planet in the midst of a bitter war, Eladria must travel to the forbidden land of Drantak, where a dark and ravenous force seeks to unleash its fury on a universe it was long ago banished from.

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Eternal Life Inc

Eternal Life Inc., by James Burkard

Book One of The King of the Dead Trilogy

An alien army is crossing the astral planes of the quantum field, snapping up the souls of the recently dead and taking possession of the living. The only one who can stop them is Harry Neuman, a womanizing, alcoholic movie star with his career on the skids and a contract to die again and again. This is Eternal Life Inc., a different kind of science-fiction novel combining physics and metaphysics in a fast-paced adventure about an alien invasion that starts not in outer space but in the inner space of the human mind.

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May's Moon

May’s Moon by S.Y.Palmer

If thirteen-year-old Michael May passes a battery of tests, he could be the first child on the moon!

Beating thousands of others, the geeky boy they call ‘Micky Moon’ at home, is one of ten children from around the world accepted onto the ‘Children’s Moon Program’ in Florida. If he can survive the g-force of a space-shuttle launch, overcome his secret fear of water and pass the other battery of tests, he could win a place on the next mission to the moon!

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Moon Song

Moon Song, by Elen Sentier

Tristan died too soon, Isoldé must bring him back to finish his job … write the Moon Song. 

When Isoldé hears that her lifelong hero, Celtic folk singer Tristan Talorc, has just committed suicide, it strikes home and makes the oppressive London, where she works just after “nine-eleven”, feel nearly as oppressive as the Belfast of The Troubles where she grew up.
Fate intervenes when an ex-boyfriend offers her a job with him down in Exeter in the West Country. And so begins her enchanted journey to find the lost song of Tristan Talorc, the Moon Song…

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PerceptionPerception, by Alaric Albertsson

The first ship was sighted over St. Louis…and then St. Louis was gone.

For years Dena Anderson had all but ignored her twin brother Dalton, but that was before the aliens arrived. The extra-terrestrial spacecraft neutralized satellite communications, power plants and even the military throughout the United States within hours, leaving Dena and the other residents of Hugo Drive helpless. Now, with her husband at her side, Dena Anderson must struggle to exist in a world without order while contending with local racism, hostile survivalists and the prejudice that has estranged her from her twin. Surrounded by danger, what Dena fears most is her next-door neighbor, a mysterious, surly man known only as Beaker.

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