One Small Step for Man

The death of American astronaut Neil Armstrong reminds us all of how much the world has changed in the last 50 years. Once exclusively the realm of science fiction, the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission was something that many never expected to see in their lifetime. And others, myself included, have never lived in a world where such spectacular space travel was not possible. You’ve probably already pulled your copies of The Right Stuff and the numerous biographies of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins. Let’s also revist the dreamers, the writers who ask “What if…What next?” That giant leap for mankind is proof that anything is possible.

  • Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  • Powersat by Ben Bova
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • 2001 by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Ringworld by Larry Niven
  • Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson




About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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