5 science fiction books to help explore the vast universe (Part 1)
Instead of reading the dry science books, maybe the fiction fiction below will help you find the universe more interesting than you thought.
George’s Secret Key to the Universe – Stephen & Lucy Hawking
The key to George’s universe is the science book that genius physicist Stephen Hawking and his first daughter write for children. The book integrates the most basic knowledge about the universe around us into the story of a young boy passionate about science George.
One day by chance, he met mysterious and interesting neighbors working at the US Space Agency – NASA and the magical Cosmos computer that could take him to outer space. From here, George’s life changed completely about the new knowledge he knew.
Stephen Hawking is considered to be the greatest physicist alive. He is the author of two famous books on the universe of the history of time and the universe in chestnuts. Hawking, from a young age, had a motor neuron disease that shrunk his body and paralyzed his whole body, even losing his ability to speak.
Lucy Hawking is the daughter of Stephen Hawking and first wife Jane. She is a famous writer and journalist who has written for leading magazines such as Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Guardian …
George’s Space Key is the first volume of the Hawking children’s books and series of children’s books. Subsequent episodes have been published: The Anonymous Alien, George and the Big Bang, George and the Unbreakable Code and George and the Blue Moon. The book includes photographs of NASA’s universe and simple, understandable illustrations by artist Christophe Galfard.
The Return From Mars- Andy Weir
Astronaut Mark Watney after a terrible dust storm was accidentally abandoned by his comrades on Mars on duty. Alone against time, looking for ways to survive and return, Mark showed the determination and the great perseverance of someone who has been used to the harsh conditions of the universe.
The return from Mars has helped readers discover an arid planet, and lack of life, and the vast knowledge of the universe that Andy Weir has gathered.
The author Andy Weir is a software engineer, a good programmer but passionate about space science. The book The Return of Mars was initially rejected by many publishers, and he decided to publish it for free on the website for readers to read.
Before the unexpected success of the work, People from Mars were quickly published and topped the list of bestsellers of the New York Times. In 2017, Andy Weir released a new fantasy book about exploring the Moon named Atermis which was also highly appreciated by experts.
People from Mars were adapted into movies in 2015 with the participation of many famous actors such as Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristin Wiig. The film quickly became one of the top ten best-seller in that year.
Andy Weir’s adaptation also received seven Oscar nominations for important categories such as Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.