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My theme this week is fictional astronomers.
In 2016, I devoted a show to my favourite books about Outer Space. On that list, I included books set on distant planets and in spaceships, in which people left the earth and travelled the universe. Today’s list is different – the characters in these books are (almost exclusively) earthbound. But they’re all looking up and beyond, in search of some cosmological knowledge or truth. The characters I talked about in this episode all have their feet on earth, but they’re reaching for the stars.
As promised on the show, here’s the list of the books I featured:
See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng (2017)
The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill (2013)
Somnium by Johannes Kepler (1634)
Percival’s Planet by Michael Byers (2010)
Boneland by Alan Garner (2012)
The Falling Sky by Pippa Goldschmidt (2013)
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