Filed under: Books, Literature, News, Science Fiction | Tags: Andy Weir, ebooks, Elton John, Gisele, print books, sci-fi, The Martian
Warning: Slightly sentimental talk ahead.
When I was in high school, I would sit on the back patio to stare at the moon. (Okay, staring at the moon was a secondary reason…the main reason was to sneak cigarettes.)
And at some point, I realized something very serious about myself…
(…except that’s just not the way NASA does things…)
In college, I fell in love with Elton John (his music and his sparkles). And guess what one of my favorite songs was and is?
And, of course, there are the movies–all the wonderful movies about space! Ah. I won’t get into it. Let’s skip to…
Outer Space in Literature
I haven’t read a ton of books involving space, other planets, and the like, outside of Ray Bradbury and astronomy textbooks. And then I read Andy Weir’s The Martian. What a freaking completely amazing novel. I might be slightly obsessed.
If you liked physics in high school or college, you love sci-fi, and you haven’t read this book, what the hell are you waiting for? It’s seriously awesome. In the actual meaning of the word – it inspires awe.
And now there’s a movie:
I don’t have high hopes (okay, maybe I do), but I am looking forward to seeing it.
And now, with all the talk about water on Mars, outer space is at the forefront of my mind once again. I’m always looking to watch a sci-fi movie, and this quiz about Mars in literature made me realize I have a lot of reading to do.
How do you feel about science fiction? Building colonies on Mars? Total Recall (the original – always the original)? Share in the comments section below.
Extra Stuff for Shits and Giggles
- People are finally realizing that print books won’t disappear.
- Want to ban a book? First, leave. Right now. This blog isn’t for you. Next, here’s how the banning type go about their banning ways.
- My birthday was on the fourth. Want to buy me a present? I want to read this book. A lot. Hint, hint.
- Celebrities and the books they write. And Gisele’s will cost $700. That book better be bound by her perfumed and lotioned hands.
Whatever you take away from this post, remember this: