Popular & Technical Books

This page contains a full reference for popular science and technical books published on the subject of interstellar flight.

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2012                                                                                                      

Johnson, L., and J. McDevitt, Going Interstellar, Baen, 2012.

Langmuir, C.H., and W. Broecker, How to Build a Habitable Planet, Princeton University Press, revised and expanded second edn, 2012 (first edn, 1985).

Long, K.F., Deep Space Propulsion: A Roadmap to Interstellar Flight, Springer, 2012.

2011                                                                                                      

Caroti, S., The Generation Starship in Science Fiction: A Critical History, McFarland & Co Inc, 2011.

Davis, P., The Eerie Silence: Searching for Ourselves in the Universe, Penguin Books, 2011.

Dubbs, C., and E. Paat-Dahlstrom, Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Spaceflight, Prologue, 2011.

Gray, R.H., The Elusive Wow: Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Palmer Square Press, December 2011.

Long, K. F., and P. Galea (editors), Project Daedalus: Demonstrating the Engineering Feasibility of Interplanetary Travel, A British Interplanetary Society Publication, ISBN 978-0-9506597-0-1 90000, April 2011.

2010                                                                                                    

Schulze-Makuch, D., and D. Darling, We Are Not Alone: Why We Have Already Found Extraterrestrial Life, Oneworld Publications, 2010.

2009                                                                                                  

Millis, M.G., and E.W. Davis (editors), Frontiers of Propulsion Science, Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, Volume 227, The American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, ISBN 978-1-56347-956-4, 2009.

Myrabo, L.N., and J. S. Lewis, Lightcraft Flight Mannual, Collector’s Guide Publishing Inc; Apogee Books, 2009.

2008                                                                                                 

Kaku, M., Physics of the Impossible, Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0-141-03090-6, 2008.

Vulpetti, G., L. Johnson and G.L. Matloff, Solar Sails, A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel, Praxis Publishing Ltd, ISBN 978-0-387-34404-1, 2008.

2005                                                                                                 

Matloff, G.L., Deep Space Probes, to the Outer Solar System and Beyond, second edition, Springer Praxis, ISBN 3-540-24772-6, 2005.

2004                                                                                                

Gilster, P., Centauri Dreams: Imagining & Planning Interstellar Exploration, Copernicus Books, 2004.

2003                                                                                               

Kondo, Y., F.C. Bruhweiler, J. Moore and C. Sheffield (editors), Interstellar Travel and Multi-Generation Space Ships, Apogee Books, 2003.

Parker, B., Alien Life: The Search for Extraterrestrials and Beyond, Basic Books, 2003.

2002                                                                                              

Dyson, G., Project Orion: The Atomic Spaceship 1957-1965, Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 2002.

Webb, S., If the Universe is teaming with Aliens… Where is Everybody? Fifty Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life, Praxis Publishing Ltd, 2002.

2001                                                                                              

Hagerty, J., and J.C. Rogers, Spaceship Handbook, Rocket and Spacecraft Designs of the 20th Century: Fictional, Factual and Fantasy, ARA Press, 2001.

2000                                                                                             

Zubrin, R., Entering Space: Creating A Spacefaring Civilization, Tarcher Penguin, 2000.

1998                                                                                              

Lyndl, J.D., Inertial Confinement Fusion: The Quest for Ignition and Energy Gain Using Indirect Drive, Springer, 1998.

1996                                                                                              

Krauss, L.M., The Physics of Star Trek, HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.

Schmidt, S., and R. Zubrin (editors), Islands in the Sky: Bold New Ideas for Colonizing Space, Wiley Popular Science, 1996.

Visser, M., Lorentzian Wormholes, From Einstein to Hawking, AIP Press & Springer, 1996.

1995                                                                                              

Forward, R.L., Any Sufficiently Advanced Technology is Indistinguishable from Magic, Baen Publishing, 1995.

Krauss, L.M., The Physics of Star Trek, Flamingo, 1995

1994                                                                                              

Thorne, K.S., Black Holes and Time Warps, Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy, Norton, 1994.

1993                                                                                              

Miller, R., The Dream Machines: A Pictorial History of the Spaceship in Art, Science and Literature, Krieger Publishing Company, 1993.

Wright, J.L., Space Sailing, Gordon & Breach Science Publishers, 1992 (2nd printing 1993).

1992                                                                                               

Mauldin, J.H.Prospects for Interstellar Travel, American Astronautical Society, 1992.

Wright, J., Space Sailing, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1992.

1991                                                                                               

Conlan, R. (series editor), Starbound: Voyager Through the Universe, Time-Life Books, 1991.

Macvey, J.W., Interstellar Travel: Past, Present and Future, Scarborough House Publishers, 1991.

1990                                                                                               

Drexler, K.E., Engines of Creation: the Coming Era of Nanotechnology, Oxford University Press, 1990.

1989                                                                                               

Conlan, R., (series editor), Spacefarers: Voyage Through the Universe, Time-Life Books, 1989.

Mallove, E., and G. Matloff, The Starflight Handbook: A Pioneer’s Guide to Interstellar Travel, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1989.

Zubrin, R., Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization, Tarcher Penguin, 1989.

1988                                                                                               

Forward, R. L., How Today’s Science Fiction will Become Tomorrow’s Reality, Avon Books, 1988.

Forward, R.L., Future Magic, Avon Books, 1988.

Forward, R. L., and J. Davis, Mirror Matter: Pioneering, Antimatter Physics, Wiley, 1988.

1981                                                                                                

Sagan, C., Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation, Abacus, Macdonald & Co Publishers, 1981.

1979                                                                                                

Boyce, C., Extraterrestrial Encounter, A Personal Perspective, David & Charles, 1979.

1978                                                                                                

Nicolson, I., The Road to the Stars, Book Club Associates, 1978.

O’Neill, G.K., The High Frontier, Corgi Books, 1978.

Ridpath, I., Messages from the Stars, Communication and contact with Extraterrestrial Life, Harper & Row Publishers, 1978.

1977                                                                                                

Berry, A., The Iron Sun: Crossing the Universe Through Black Holes, Book Club Associates, 1977.

Macvey, J.W., Interstellar Travel: Past, Present & Future, Scarborough House Publishers, 1977 (2nd printing 1991).

1969                                                                                              

Macvey, J.W., How We Will Reach the Stars (originally published as Journey to Alpha Centauri), Collier Books, 1969.

1966                                                                                              

Shklovskii, I.S., and C. Sagan, Intelligent Life in the Universe, Holden Day, 1966.

1965                                                                                              

Bussard, R.W., and R.D. Delauer, Fundamentals of Nuclear Flight, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1965.

Macvey, J.W., Journey to Alpha Centauri, The Macmillian Company, 1965.

 

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