Today in book news,  NASA is working with sci-fi publisher tordotcom to create “NASA-Inspired Works of Fiction.”
According to The Wall Street Journal, “The partnership pairs up novelists with NASA scientists and engineers, who help writers develop scientifically plausible story lines and spot-check manuscripts for technical errors.” An unnamed NASA official told the Journal that in return, NASA gets “an innovative way to reach out to the public to raise awareness of what the agency is doing.”
Obviously, Petra is very excited.
You can read an excerpt of the first novel in the series – Pillar To The Sky, about a multibillion-dollar effort to build a 23,000-mile-high space elevator – over on Tor’s website.
Image: NASA illustration shows the concept of a space elevator.

Today in book news,  NASA is working with sci-fi publisher tordotcom to create “NASA-Inspired Works of Fiction.”

According to The Wall Street Journal, “The partnership pairs up novelists with NASA scientists and engineers, who help writers develop scientifically plausible story lines and spot-check manuscripts for technical errors.” An unnamed NASA official told the Journal that in return, NASA gets “an innovative way to reach out to the public to raise awareness of what the agency is doing.”

Obviously, Petra is very excited.

You can read an excerpt of the first novel in the series – Pillar To The Sky, about a multibillion-dollar effort to build a 23,000-mile-high space elevator – over on Tor’s website.

Image: NASA illustration shows the concept of a space elevator.

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    Science fanfiction. Corroborated by NASA.
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