History was made on 20 July 1969, with 'one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind'. But long before Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon, Jules Verne and H. G. Wells imagined journeying to the orb in the sky as early as 1865 and 1901. Now a new space age is dawning as we ponder the future of spaceflight and imagine what it would be like to live in the first city on the moon. Here are some books to propel you moon-wards.
A twisty, high concept thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of global phenomenon, The Martian
Dream astronaut dreams, and celebrate Australia's role in one of humanity's greatest achievements, the moon landing of 1969. Moonwalkers is a joyous story of imagination and play – the greatest bedtime story ever told.
A definitive account of the Space Age and the dream of man's future in space.
Space Atlas combines updated maps, lavish photographs, and elegant illustrations to chart the solar system, the universe, and beyond. For space enthusiasts, science lovers, and star gazers, here is the newly revised edition of National Geographic's enduring guide to space, with a new introduction by American hero Buzz Aldrin.
The fascinating story of how NASA sent humans to explore outer space, told through a treasure trove of documents from the NASA archives--publishing in celebration of NASA's 60th anniversary and with a foreword by Bill Nye.
Veteran space journalist digs into the science and technology--past, present, and future--central to our explorations of Earth's only satellite, the space destination most hotly pursued today.
A well-researched and convincing argument for the Moon's essential role in the future of U.S. space exploration and national policy
The exciting and inspiring true story of Apollo 8, the first crewed spaceship to break free of the Earth's orbit and reach the moon, by the best-selling author of Apollo 13.
The ultimate history of human space exploration celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with the next book in the hit nonfiction board book series Hello, World!
A Fire on the Moon, written as events unfolded, is Mailer's matchless account of the Apollo 11 mission: the psychology of the astronauts, the launch of their rocket in a burst of white flame, the families left behind, and Mailer's anxieties and terrors about the enormity of what they were doing.
The definitive account of the heroic Apollo programme - celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Gripping, packed with anecdotes, brilliantly researched and beautifully written, the story of how a nation went mad in its quest to put a man on the moon
The exciting story of the Apollo 11 mission, published in a book for the youngest readers upon the 50th anniversary of this remarkable achievement!
Peppa and George are pigs in space in this fun new picture book!
Three Penguin Random House novels honoured among the Australian Book Review’s fan favourites.
Stories real and imagined about the moral cost of slavery, and its implications on humanity.