Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s been hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, but I’m not sure if that blog is active anymore. Please enjoy this preview of what I want to read in the future!
How to Die in Space: A Journey Through Dangerous Astrophysical Phemomena
by Paul Sutter
Published June, 2020, by Pegasus Books
From Goodreads: So you’ve fallen in love with space and now you want to see it for yourself, huh? You want to witness the birth of a star, or visit the black hole at the center of our galaxy? You want to know if there are aliens out there, or how to travel through a wormhole? You want the wonders of the universe revealed before your very eyes?
Well stop, because all that will probably kill you.
From mundane comets in our solar backyard to exotic remnants of the Big Bang, from dying stars to young galaxies, the universe may be beautiful, but it’s treacherous. Through metaphors and straightforward language, it breathes life into astrophysics, unveiling how particles and forces and fields interplay to create the drama in the heavens above us.
Who isn’t at least a little bit interested by all the weirdness we’ve found in space? Black holes, quasars, pulsars– they’re the stuff of Star Trek, except way weirder than what you’ll find on television. I’ve been on a nonfiction kick lately, so I might get to this a little sooner than I though.